Breitbart News went to war against Anthony Scaramucci after the new communications director attacked Steve Bannon in a profane interview.
Scaramucci accused the former Breitbart News chief of “sucking his own c*ck” by leaking self-promotional news to reporters, and the right-wing news site went after the ascendant White House official by insulting Trump’s vanity.
“Move over President Donald Trump,” wrote Tony Lee for the site. “You are yesterday’s news. It seems like this is now The Anthony Scaramucci Show. And Trump better get used to it.”
Trump reportedly hates when his staffers threaten his fame, like when Bannon appeared on the cover of Time magazine and earned the nickname “President Bannon” after he helped the president win the election and shaped many of his policies.
Breitbart’s Lee said “drunk with power” Scaramucci “drunk-dialed” Lizza and questioned his job qualifications after he was unable to successfully make the remarks off the record.
“There is absolutely no way that Scaramucci could be stupid enough to make those comments on the record, so Scaramucci, in a fit of rage about leaks about him, may have temporarily forgotten he was on the record or not realized that he was talking to someone in the Opposition Media, whose members only protect liberals when it comes to sweeping such comments under the rug,” Lee wrote.
Breitbart reported that the episode will ensure that Scaramucci will dominate another news cycle, instead of Trump.
“At this point, Scaramucci might as well just be Trump’s permanent replacement on The Apprentice,” Lee wrote for Breitbart.
The website also tried to turn readers against Scaramucci by placing him within a White House faction unpopular with the right wing.
“It is also interesting that Scaramucci had nothing bad to say about globalists Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn, and Dina Powell during his rant,” Lee wrote.