A profanity-laced interview with Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, fueled a round of renewed White House mockery by the late-night shows.
A number of shows “feasted on the profane conversation that [Scaramucci] had with The New Yorker magazine’s Ryan Lizza,” The New York Times reports. “In that chat he threatened to have Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, fired, and accused Mr. Priebus of leaking sensitive information. But on Thursday, Mr. Scaramucci said on CNN that he and Mr. Priebus are like ‘brothers,’ but that some brothers are like ‘Cain and Abel.’”
The report notes that Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Seth Meyers are among the late-night hosts who have been ramping up their Scaramucci material. Said Corden: “‘Reince Priebus was leaking’ sounds like a medical condition. ‘Oh, no, I just got out of the emergency room. My Reince Priebus was leaking.’”
Here’s Stephen Colbert’s take on the Scaramucci comments, posted by CBS …