On Wednesday night, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza received a scathing call from newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci after it was leaked to Lizza that Scaramucci would be having dinner at the White House with President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Fox News’s Sean Hannity, and former Fox News executive Bill Shine.
“Scoop: Trump is dining tonight w/Sean Hannity, Bill Shine (former Fox News executive), & Anthony Scaramucci, per to 2 knowledgeable sources,” said Lizza’s tweet.
“Senior White House official tells me that Melania was also at the dinner tonight with Trump, Hannity, Shine, and Scaramucci”
Immediately after the tweet was sent out, Lizza received a call from a very unhappy and paranoid Scaramucci “Who leaked that to you?” he asked.
Of course, Lizza didn’t reveal his sources which infuriated Scaramucci, who then threatened to fire every single White House communications staffer if Lizza didn’t come clean.
But Scaramucci was already convinced White House Chief of staff Reince Priebus was behind the leak ... because he was invited to the meeting.
He believes the leak is direct evidence that his nemesis [Priebus] is running a clandestine operation to sabotage Scaramucci’s plans for the White House.
Since Scaramucci was appointed to White House communications director, a series of negative stories have been leaked to the press for which he blames Priebus.
“Reince is a f****** paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci told Lizza over the phone. “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f****** thing and see if I can c***-block these people the way I c***-blocked Scaramucci for six months,’ ” Scaramucci continued.
On this episode of “Pat & Stu” the guys discussed the bizarre situation as well as the bizarre things Scaramucci said following the fall out after the article was published.
“First of all, 'We’re brothers like Cain and Abel?'” said Stu Burgiere quoting Scaramucci.
"Uh, yeah that didn't turn out well," added Pat Gray sarcastically. "You know what's great though is that Donald Trump surrounds himself with 'the best people'."
Scaramucci later regretted the situation tweeting, "“I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter,” Scaramucci tweeted. “It won’t happen again.”