To say this New Yorker interview with the new White House communications director is unusual is an understatement, especially when it includes accusations of autofellatio against Steve Bannon. Anthony Scaramucci called Ryan Lizza on Wednesday, upset the New Yorker reporter had tweeted about a dinner Scaramucci attended with President Trump, Sean Hannity, and others and demanding to know "who leaked that." When Lizza wouldn't reveal his source, Scaramucci threatened to fire his own White House communications staff. “They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you." The threat was ineffective. And then things got real weird.
“Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac," Scaramucci said, apparently convinced Reince Priebus had leaked the info about the dinner. He then did an impression of Priebus: "Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’" Scaramucci went on to say that, unlike other White House officials, he doesn't want media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock ... I'm here to serve the country," he said. Mediaite is rounding up the incredulous social media responses to the Scaramucci interview, but you should read the full thing here for Scaramucci saying he wants to "fucking kill all the leakers" and implying White House aides will be prosecuted for "the felony." (Read more Anthony Scaramucci stories.)