Stephen Colbert Snags the Mooch for Exclusive Interview
Foul-mouthed former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted barely a week on the job, will be appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on August 14.
On Monday 8/14 Anthony Scaramucci will be my guest on @colbertlateshow. This is just a heads up for our censors to get ready! #themooch— Stephen Colbert (@Stephen Colbert)1502318193.0
Scaramucci was unceremoniously dismissed from his role after he called New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza and went on a profane tirade. He colorfully described Trump adviser Steve Bannon's self-serving behavior as an act of autofellatio, and pressured Lizza to reveal an anonymous source.
The comments Scaramucci mistakenly believed were off-the-record are still having ramifications for the White House. Lizza revealed this week that Scaramucci implied Vice President Mike Pence, rumored to be preparing to succeed President Trump in 2020, hired chief-of-staff Nick Ayers to insulate himself from the president's erratic behavior.
"Why is Nick there? Nick’s there to protect the vice president, because the vice president can’t believe what the f--- is going on,” Scaramucci told Lizza, after asking if the reporter was "stupid."