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‘Kill all the f*cking leakers’: Scaramucci comes unglued after less than a week on the job

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Freshly hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci exploded at a writer for The New Yorker, the Hill.com said, calling Reince Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic” and saying that he personally wants to “kill all the leakers” in the administration.

On Wednesday, Scaramucci called Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker demanding to know who leaked to Lizza that the newly appointed comms director was having dinner with President Donald Trump and the first lady that night.

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Spewing expletives, Scaramucci said he would fire every single official in the White House unless Lizza told him who leaked the information about the dinner.

“What I want to do is I want to f*cking kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” the former hedge funder said.

“What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” Scaramucci ranted.

He went on to call former RNC chairman and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic” and said that Priebus will be fired soon.

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New York magazine’s Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi tweeted that administration officials were tight-lipped about Scaramucci’s outburst, refusing to answer questions in the wake of the publication of Lizza’s article.

Spicer stepped down as White House press secretary after Scaramucci’s appointment as communications director.

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Trump blasted with ridicule for praising Ivanka and Jared on vacation: ‘Everybody works harder than those two’

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President Donald Trump was blasted with ridicule for praising his "incredible" daughter and son-in-law for taking a break from working in his White House.

Ivanka Trump shared photos on social media of herself and husband Jared Kushner -- both senior advisers to the president -- on a camping vacation trip, and Trump retweeted one post in a busy morning commenting on social media.

Two incredible people. I can’t believe they’re not working (few work harder)! https://t.co/tsh8KDS8Qs

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