Scaramucci, or “The Mooch,” as he was referred to during his interview, didn’t mince words when he was asked what he would do with White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. He said, “If it was up to me he would be gone. But it’s not up to me.”
Scaramucci said it is up to President Trump to do with his staff as he sees fit. And on the topic of the president, he was fairly loyal.
Despite being fired by Trump after only 10 days as communications chief, Scaramucci called the president “compassionate.”
Colbert asked where Trump’s compassion was when the Aug. 12 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., resulted in three deaths and dozens of injuries. Scaramucci said he believes that “it’s a counterintuitive thing with him as it relates to the media. The media expects him to do something; he sometimes does the exact opposite. Some of that worked during the campaign.”
As for himself, Scaramucci said he holds no ill will toward the president for firing him so soon. But he did joke, “I didn’t think I was going to last too long, but I thought I would last longer than a carton of milk.”
And to prove to Colbert that he doesn’t hold a grudge for being picked on, Scaramucci brought a gift. Because Colbert loves how Scaramucci once described himself as a “front-stabber,” the newly unemployed Mooch gave Colbert his own front-stabbing knife.
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