There will be plenty to gab about, not least of all his profanity-peppered interview with the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, in which he unloaded in colorful terms on fellow Trump aides. After Lizza reported on the interview, Scaramucci tweeted that he had “made a mistake in trusting a reporter,” and later claimed that Lizza had taped the call without his permission, despite laws that permit such recordings.
I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won't happen again.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017
Though he couldn’t provide the sort of drama-free atmosphere in the White House that incoming Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly was hoping for, Scaramucci has, even after leaving the administration, proved adept at one element of the job — making news. He’s kept the feud with Lizza alive, tweeting Thursday that the reporter is “the Linda Tripp of 2017,” a reference to the woman who taped conversations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Even Lewinsky took notice, citing his tweet and captioning it with a wide-eyed emoji.