Scaramucci Applauds Firing of Lizza: ‘Won’t Be Able’ To Do To Others ‘What He Did To Me’


Anthony Scaramucci appeared on Fox News on Sunday and took a swipe at arch enemy Ryan Lizza — the former New Yorker writer whose report on his conversation with the Mooch ended the communication director’s short tenure in the White House.

In an interview with Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz, Scaramucci was asked for his thoughts on the ouster of Lizza from the New Yorker amidst an allegation of sexual misconduct.

“Listen, my first reaction was ‘good,’ because now he won’t be able to do what he did to me to other people,” Scaramucci said.

The Mooch’s tenure as White House communications director was as short-lived as it was explosive, ending after just 11 days when his expletive-laden phone conversation with Lizza was detailed in a report by the New Yorker writer.

The phone call thrust many of Scaramucci’s inner thoughts into public light, including his disdain for former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who he declared likes to “suck his own cock.”

Lizza said that the conversation was never declared off-the-record — though Scaramucci contended that he trusted the reporter to respect the call as confidential.

The Mooch argued on Media Buzz that Lizza “knew the spirit and the context of that conversation was off the record, and he decided to use it against me and it cost me my job.”

“The good news is that he won’t be able to do that to anyone anytime soon as a result of his departure from the New Yorker,” Scaramucci continued, before explaining that the Scaramucci and Lizza families have a long history of kinship on the Island of Long.

“My family had a 50-year relationship with the Lizza family on Long Island, and he can say whatever he wants about that, but there’s no disputing that.”

Lizza served as the New Yorker’s Washington correspondent until he was fired from the magazine after it said he engaged in “improper sexual misconduct” — a charge Lizza has denied.

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