White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci got off to a rough start in his new job Sunday morning when he ran into a flurry of questions from CNN host Jake Tapper that he seemed unprepared to answer.
During the combative interview that ran nearly 30 minutes, Scaramucci claimed an anonymous source told him the Russians didn’t hack the election– only to fold seconds later and admit his source is President Donald Trump.
As one Twitter user pointed out, the new communications head “sucks at his job already.”
That seemed to be the consensus on Twitter:
The Mooch thinks @jaketapper is not as nice to him as the hostess at Cipriani. Also, the president has a musk that he can't get enough of.
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) July 23, 2017
Jake Tapper managed to turn slickster Scaramucci into the lying mush mouth East Coast version of hillbilly huckster Sarah Huckabee #CNNSOTU
— Chi One (@ChiOneToo) July 23, 2017
.@Scaramucci tells Tapper: "The kid took a nothing meeting." Referring to Trump Jr., who is 39 years old.
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) July 23, 2017
We almost had a female president – instead we have Anthony Scaramucci on #CNNSOTU critiquing the hair and makeup of female spokeswomen.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 23, 2017
After seeing Scaramucci go up against Jake Tapper on CNN , I can tell this guy doesn't know what the hell he's doing!
This is hilarious!
— Dirk McQuickly H.B. (@MrDirkMcQuickly) July 23, 2017
Scaramucci: I'm not going to tell you who said this
Tapper: Who said this
Scaramucci: THE PRESIDENT OKAY https://t.co/gYSvE39vlN
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 23, 2017
Tapper's array of disbelieving facial expressions while Scaramucci just kept lying his ass off has really made my day #CNNSOTU
— Isabel Watson (@isabelmwatson) July 23, 2017
Trump talking pardon?
Sekulow on @thisweek: no, never, not discussed, not on table
Mooch on @foxnews: he and I talked about it yesterday
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 23, 2017
New White House comms director already dealing with competing messages. Scaramucci says he's talking pardons w POTUS, Sekulow says otherwise pic.twitter.com/lhe06Ozpfv
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) July 23, 2017
— Matt Cullen (@MattCullenSEM) July 23, 2017
— Hercules Mulligan (@johnvmoore) July 23, 2017
Any bets on who is playing the Mooch on SNL? My gamble is on Ralph Macchio.
— Eileen Posner (@eileen_posner) July 23, 2017