Anthony Scaramucci’s Empty Feud With Reince Priebus

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White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has been called President Trump’s “mini-me.” In his phone call Wednesday night to New Yorker reporter  Ryan Lizza, he proved it.

Like Trump, Scaramucci was venomous and crude (“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he told Lizza) Like Trump, Scaramucci showed disdain for the prerogatives of a free press. (“Who leaked that to you?” he asked about a White House dinner Lizza had disclosed. “You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.”) Like Trump, Scaramucci was factually inaccurate. (He told Lizza that White House Chief of Staff