Anthony Scaramucci, Michael Avenatti Make Their Big TV Debut Together on The Late Show


Stephen Colbert had perhaps a new dynamic duo on his show Wednesday night: Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti.

It was reported last month that the two men were shopping around a show in which they would debate current events.

“What is this?” Colbert asked. “And my followup is. ‘Why is this?’ Why are the two of you a team now?”

Both Scaramucci and Avenatti responded by saying they “didn’t know” they were a “team.” While the Stormy Daniels lawyer jokingly denied associating himself with “The Mooch,” Scaramucci thought their should would be a “male-version” of Thelma & Louise.

“Well, this administration is certainly driving the country off a cliff right now,” Colbert quipped.

When asked how the two know each other, Scaramucci explained that they were introduced by a “mutual friend,” who they clarified wasn’t President Trump nor Stormy Daniels.

They then tackled various topics, including the latest legal woes of Michael Cohen and President Trump‘s summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un.

Avenatti slammed the president, saying he’s “more interested in the red carpet and the flags” than “actually getting something done.” Saramucci then defended his former boss.

“I appreciate what Michael’s saying, but it’s a little more complicated and there’s a series of things that have to happen that are bilateral and multilateral to get that deal done,” Scaramucci told Colbert.

He added that he “doesn’t like” how Democrats are railing against Trump over this summit just as Republicans railed against President Obama for suggesting he’d talk to the North Korean Dictator.

“People should dial it back a little bit. We’re all Americans,” Scaramucci continued. “Let’s come up with the right strategy that’s gonna create global peace and global prosperity.”

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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