Anthony Scaramucci fires crude and lewd shots at Trump loyalists

Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci

"I've asked people not to leak things for a period of time and give me a honeymoon period", he said.

Within minutes of publication, Twitter ignited over the more graphic language from Scaramucci - who is under a week into his new job.

He has spent much of his first week in the White House railing against "leakers" and hinted in interviews that he thinks the chief of staff is one of them. He also said, "I'm not going to be able to stop the leaks in the intergovernmental agencies and all that other stuff, that's a different ball of wax". I have three to four people I'll fire tomorrow. As Scaramucci, he railed, "I'm going to fire so many people". Scaramucci asked Lizza who leaked to him about the dinner, when Lizza refused, Scaramucci declared "I will eliminate everyone in the communications team and we'll start over".

During a phone conversation with Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker on Thursday, Anthony Scaramucci blasted both Chief Strategist #Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Preibus. "I'm here to serve the country", Scaramucci said.

The scathing one-liners dropped during the profanity-laced telephone call included, "Reince [Priebus] is a f-ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac;" "I'm not Steve Bannon".

Scaramucci later tweeted he regretted using "colorful language".

Trump's hiring of Scaramucci, who officially begins August 15, prompted Sean Spicer to resign as head of the White House press operation.

Priebus and Scaramucci have had a long-standing feud that escalated in January when Priebus prevented Scaramucci from getting a senior administration position.

Scaramucci on Wednesday wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted that he would get the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department to investigate the leaks. "I've got digital fingerprints on everything they've done through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the f****** Department of Justice".

Scaramucci has been publicly feuding with Priebus in recent days, speciously accusing him of leaking a publicly available financial disclosure form and calling into CNN to dress him down.

Scaramucci later tweeted that he added Priebus to the deleted tweet to say that he was helping end leaks within the White House.

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