Scaramucci rips into White House colleagues


WASHINGTON: White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has launched a searing foul-mouthed attack on his most senior colleagues, describing one as a “paranoid schizophrenic.”

In an eye-watering exchange with a New Yorker reporter late Wednesday, Scaramucci ranted about chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief White House strategist Steve Bannon.

“Reince is a paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci was quoted as saying in an expletive-filled tirade in which he accused the chief of staff of damaging information leaks.

“They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work,” he said, adding that Priebus would soon resign.

Turning his sights on Trump’s chief strategist, Scaramucci using particularly offensive language, made it clear he believes Bannon is working in the White House to serve his own interests.

Scaramucci, a millionaire New York financier, arrived at the White House vowing to serve Trump’s interest and right a badly faltering administration.

But the revelations are likely to draw questions about whether his tenure at the White House will be a long one.