Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director, unleashed a profanity-filled tirade against White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon in an interview with the New Yorker that was published late Thursday afternoon.
Scaramucci called New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, pressing him to reveal his source for a tweet that President Donald Trump was having dinner with Scaramucci and others. Scaramucci insisted Priebus leaked the story and vowed to fire everyone.
"I'll get to the person who leaked that to you," Scaramucci told The New Yorker reporter. "Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he'll be asked to resign very shortly."
Scaramucci labeled Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic."
Scaramucci told the magazine that, unlike other Trump administration officials, he has no interest in media attention. He described Bannon's desire for media attention using sexually explicit terms.
"I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c---," Scaramucci said, according to the New Yorker. "I'm not trying to build my own brand off the f------ strength of the president. I'm here to serve the country."
Later Thursday, Scaramucci tweeted about his "colorful language."
Scaramucci later further reflected on the incident, saying in a subsequent tweet, "I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter."