Ryan Lizza writes:
The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ”
This is the White House Communications Director talkibng about the White House Chief of Staff.
I can’t recall an administration, in any country, that is so incompetent and divided. They couldn’t even organise a piss up in a brewery let alone run the country. Despute having a majority in the House and the Senate they’ve been unable to pass any laws of significance, and their significant executive orders were done so badly they have been struck down in court.
I have worked in a Government, and for a Prime Minister. The stuff that is happening in the White House is impossible to conceive of having happened in a NZ PM’s Office. Sure you have office politics, but to have the Director of Communications refer to the Chief of Staff as a paranoid schizo *on the record* is just bizarre.
Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist.
Must be such a happy place to work. Imagine you had a colleague say that about you to the media.
Minutes later, he tweeted, “In light of the leak of my financial info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45.” With the addition of Priebus’s Twitter handle, he was making public what he had just told me: that he believed Priebus was leaking information about him. The tweet quickly went viral.
And he tweeted that he is calling the FBI in to investigate the White House Chief of Staff – and again this is from the White House Director of Communications.