Scaramucci Goes Off the Charts With Fuming Tirade

Don't miss this article by Ryan Lizza in today's New Yorker. Anthony Scaramucci called him last night and went beserk over Lizza's reporting who was eating at the White House last night. He demanded to know who leaked it and when Lizza would not say, he unleashed his fury on leakers, threatened to fire the whole team, and in a graphic, expletive-filled tirade, went after Chief of Staff Reince Priebus:

They’ll all be fired by me,” he said. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.” The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. “Reince is a f*cking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “ ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the f*cking thing and see if I can c*ck-block these people the way I c*ck-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ ” (Priebus did not respond to a request for comment.)

Same thing when he talked about Steve Bannon: [More...]

Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c*ck,” he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f*cking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” (Bannon declined to comment.)

Then Scaramucci goes into mobster mode:

“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,” he told me.

Scaramucci, like his boss, apparently can't hold a train of thought:

“O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,” he said. “This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the f*cking Department of Justice.”

“What?” I interjected.

“Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.” He added, “The lie detector starts—” but then he changed the subject and returned to what he thought was the illegal leak of his financial-disclosure forms.

Scaramucci then ended the call saying “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some sh*t to make this guy crazy.” Which he promptly did.

Then, in another Trump-like move, he called into CNN and denied he was after Priebus:

A few hours later, I appeared on CNN to discuss the overnight drama. As I was talking about Scaramucci, he called into the show himself and referenced our conversation. He changed his story about Priebus. Instead of saying that he was trying to expose Priebus as a leaker, he said that the reason he mentioned Priebus in his deleted tweet was because he wanted to work together with Priebus to discover the leakers.

Lizza ends the article with:

Scaramucci then made a plea to viewers. “Let me tell you something about myself,” he said. “I am a straight shooter.”

The Washington Post reports that Scaramucci and his allies in the White House are in full-mobster mode. And Scaramucci reversed himself again on Priebus:

Language pouring out of the mansion sounded more like a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

.....In a pull-no-punches, impromptu CNN interview that he said was authorized by the president, Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus in graphic terms. “The fish stinks from the head down,” he said. “I can tell you two fish that don’t stink, and that’s me and the president.”

The mobster-talk even filtered down to Ms. Most Unimportant Person in the World, who said on Fox News:

...Conway, also speculated in a Fox News interview that unnamed forces were out to get Scaramucci, saying: “Somebody is trying to get in his way and scare him off.”

“There are leaks and then there are people using the press to shiv each other in the ribs,” she said. (my emphasis)

It sounds like the entire White House team of advisers is filled with vulgarians. Scaramucci needs to tone it down, and not just because his language is disgusting (maybe he forgets that a large part of Trump's base are radical right religious groups who would be appalled by such language) but because it is so beyond the pale that the media is going to fixate on it and repeat it incessantly. And then, as the Post says:

But a rule of thumb in Trump’s inner circle is that it’s never wise to outshine the president. Trump has reacted angrily when certain aides — including Bannon and, briefly, son-in-law Jared Kushner — received outsized media attention.

Scaramucci seems like an extraordinarily poor choice for Communications Director. I wonder whether Jared was involved with his hiring (or too busy meeting with his lawyers over Russia.) The New York Times has the answer:

Mr. Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump met with Mr. Scaramucci for more than 30 minutes on Thursday in a small dining room off the Oval Office, the official said....Mr. Scaramucci is close to Mr. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. He is also respected by Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the president. And Mr. Scaramucci has a direct line to the president, whom he has known for years.

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    Scaramucci sounds like Saul Goodman (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by jondee on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:38:42 PM EST
    on a coke binge.

    A drill sergeant in Jackson Mississippi (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:09:49 PM EST
    Got nuthin on the Mooch

    I'm roarin though, what a freakin hoot

    Then Bill Kristol just called Trump a jacka$$...several times on CNN

    The Boy Scouts told Trump No today
    General Dunford told Trump No today
    Graham told Trump No today

    The Freedom Caucus is scaring John McCain literally to death

    Trump is going to lose his mind on the Twitter tonight or tomorrow or if I'm lucky all night long.

    It's all on fire and nothing to be done about it right now.


    All kidding aside... (5.00 / 2) (#45)
    by kdog on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 09:08:45 AM EST
    the only people I have ever seen speak so frantically, and so lacking in self-awareness...are raging cokeheads on a bender.  And I'm not talking about the colorful language.

    He is a Wall St. grifter guy after all...we know how they do. Did Scarymucci have to pee in a cup to get this job?


    Trump too (none / 0) (#46)
    by CST on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 09:44:14 AM EST
    Every time he goes on a 4am twitter rant.  I'll never understand how Middle America can hate the northeast so much and then turn around and elect the worst of the worst from the New York City d*uchebag brigade.

    It is the great enigma... (none / 0) (#47)
    by kdog on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 10:08:26 AM EST
    of this whole Trumpsterfire...maybe Middle American views themselves as rich northeast d&uchebags who are down on their latitude/longitude luck, out of blow, and just waiting on the first bigly great real estate scam to come in to take their proper place in Trump Tower screaming and firing people behind a pile of snow on their mahogany desk with solid gold trim.

    Know what I think (5.00 / 1) (#48)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 10:20:53 AM EST
    And I am personally acquainted with lots of these people.

    They are so full of sh!t they squeak when they walk.

    They are craven lying hypocrites.  They don't give a damn about the freakin 10 commandments beyond how they can advance their twisted racist bigoted agenda.

    The would vote for Satan himself if he promised to f#ck the gays and stop abortions.

    Trust me. That's it.


    I think you're onto something... (5.00 / 1) (#49)
    by kdog on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 10:31:24 AM EST
    Kick the right dogs and that's all it takes to be a rep/senator/governor/president in some jurisdictions.  All it takes.

    Maybe all jurisdictions, and just different dogs.
    Sh&t I might not be no better...replace gays with financiers and abortions with drug war and I'd propbably vote for any old idiot demagogue motherf*cker too;)  


    Yeah, I'll (none / 0) (#51)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 12:35:38 PM EST
    back you up on that. The thing is they can't pretend anymore. I live in a 70/30 Trump district and I have to say it has left me seriously wondering about my neighbors and the area that I live in. I could accept them voting for Romney and McCain but not Trump. I guess a few were actually conned but the vast majority from my experience are exactly what you are saying.

    Trump's pu$$ygrabbing (5.00 / 5) (#4)
    by caseyOR on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:45:40 PM EST
    did not offend the radical religious right. So I seriously doubt Scaramucci's foul language will upset them.

    It does make me question the sincerity of their espoused religious and moral beliefs.

    personally (5.00 / 3) (#5)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:47:30 PM EST
    i am way less bothered by the language than the clear clinical insanity

    Oh yeah (none / 0) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:23:21 PM EST
    What's a paranoid schizophrenic paranoic?

    Someone who's even more paranoid (none / 0) (#16)
    by jondee on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:27:23 PM EST
    than a normal paranoid schizophrenic.

    im a sucker (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:37:46 PM EST
    for a good aut@f3llatio reference

    I was dyin (none / 0) (#20)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:41:43 PM EST
    Yeah, the Senate is going to kill us all

    But "I'm not Steve Bannon?"

    I was dyin...roarin...rolling on the floor


    It's a mental image (5.00 / 2) (#23)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 08:06:12 PM EST
    So your paranoid schizophrenia (none / 0) (#17)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:30:24 PM EST
    Gets its own paranoid?

    So much to learn on the streets of New York..Bahahaha

    And I thought the Soup Man was rough :)


    Samantha Bee explains it all to us. (5.00 / 3) (#15)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:23:55 PM EST
    Bahahaha..she can't wait for day 6? (5.00 / 2) (#19)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:39:20 PM EST
    That was today

    She's psychic :)


    Oh, man (5.00 / 1) (#26)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 08:57:49 PM EST
    I'm dying laughing at the evangelicals who are making excuses for Mooch or even to the point of praising him because he's firing people. Good lord. These evangelicals are now going to have the mark of Cain and will have to spend an eternity repenting.

    Empirical evidence (5.00 / 4) (#27)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 09:13:58 PM EST
    They are as full of sh!t as I always knew they were is gratifying

    The Mooch (5.00 / 1) (#29)
    by KeysDan on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 11:16:36 PM EST
    is a vessel of God, like Don Sr.

    no glasses (none / 0) (#63)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 03:47:07 PM EST
    i thought that said "weasel of God"

    my favorite theory is that Mooch (5.00 / 2) (#39)
    by ruffian on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:53:45 AM EST
    thought he was calling Chris Cilizza, not Ryan Lizza.

    The Mooch (5.00 / 1) (#50)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 12:02:16 PM EST
    is in trouble.  Not so much for his New Yorker interview (an acceptable thug performance), but for Mario Cantone's send-up of him on Comedy Central's The President's Show.

    Trump was angry that Spicey was spoofed by a woman, Melissa McCarthy, it does not take a lot  of imagination to get what he will think of the Mooch, being spoofed by a gay man, Mario Cantone.

    That is awesome (none / 0) (#52)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 12:36:34 PM EST
    Mario Cantone as Scaramooch is hysterical. Thanks for the link!

    Reince is out... (5.00 / 1) (#64)
    by desertswine on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 04:08:58 PM EST
    Trump announced on Twitter that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has been named as Priebus' replacement.

    What a bunch of a****s.

    Hmm (5.00 / 1) (#72)
    by FlJoe on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 05:15:12 PM EST
    Reince out Scaramucci still in, you do the math.  A cynical person would think that tRump personally sent his goon out to assassinate (the character) of Priebus, a public humiliation before he dropped the axe.



    John Kelly, (none / 0) (#68)
    by KeysDan on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 04:47:39 PM EST
    one of "his generals."

    Mooch tweet (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:43:01 PM EST
    "i somtimes use colorful language"


    and i sometimes forget to punctuate or capitalize

    Lawerence says (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:45:26 PM EST
    they are trying to get Joe Pesci to read it on his show tonight.

    Verbatim? (none / 0) (#12)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:10:31 PM EST
    sadly no (none / 0) (#13)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:12:54 PM EST
    i would say

    He doesn't even actually work for (none / 0) (#6)
    by Anne on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:51:10 PM EST
    the government yet, but so far, it seems he is coming in with a large can of gasoline in one hand and a box of matches in the other.  Just so what we need right now.

    I don't think he'll make it to his official August 15th start date.

    speaking of fire and smoke (none / 0) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:54:50 PM EST
    i was wondering if this might be a big "LOOK OVER HERE" so fewer people are looking at the senate.

    im not sure they are that smart but it is interesting timing to set yourself on fire.


    We've already (none / 0) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 05:56:25 PM EST
    got a raging dumpster fire. I guess he will turn the entire white house into a bonfire.

    Jeralyn (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 06:07:43 PM EST
    i think your link is broken.

    it links to here.  at least for me.

    fixed now (none / 0) (#30)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 01:46:46 AM EST
    thanks so much.

    The Mooch (none / 0) (#10)
    by KeysDan on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 06:15:48 PM EST
    appears to be the love child of the Russian mob boss and the New York mafiosa chieftain. Trump has delegated authority to the Mooch to abuse Bannon and Priebus. Not sure if this is a thuggish administration or a cartoonish one.  But, then, why chose. It is both. Senator Lisa Murkowski has already been given counsel: Nice state you got there, Lisa,...a shame if anything happened to it.

    Someone's gotta help me now (none / 0) (#21)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 07:59:13 PM EST
    Because the Mooch has moved on from cocks crowing and being blocked to fishes that don't stink.

    You can't just weave in and out of the gutter Mooch :) Some of us don't know the way.

    Oh yeah...and according to Graham working healthcare legislation is like pornography, you know it when you see it.

    And it isn't even Friday

    This is (5.00 / 2) (#22)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 08:02:56 PM EST
    A great photo

    You expect a tumbleweed to go rolling by.  


    Yup! (none / 0) (#24)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 08:09:21 PM EST
    This photo whether I like it or not is history now forever. It will be in text books someday.

    Just like that damn New York skyline doodle Trump did that they're auctioning off.  I sneered nobody would buy it but husband said oh yes, it will be bought. He said he'd buy it if he could afford it. It is already history. It's the doodle by America's Nero. We can't undo Trump. Only survive him.


    So to bed with us (none / 0) (#25)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 08:55:22 PM EST
    While Congress destroys us all

    Meanwhile, as the Republicans burn us all down (none / 0) (#28)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 11:04:11 PM EST
    John McCain's physician phones him on that giant red phone he's holding next to his head, and starts yelling at him.

    Destroy everyone's healthcare coverage while simultaneously holding that yuuuuge cancer generator to your temple John? McCain - a series of uninformed choices leading to a series of unfortunate events!

    would you like (none / 0) (#31)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:11:35 AM EST
    to restate that?

    So much drama (none / 0) (#32)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:28:37 AM EST
    He realizes the sickest and most fragile Americans didn't sleep last night all for his political theater?

    Count me not impressed


    what the hell (none / 0) (#33)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:33:31 AM EST

    he just saved our asses.  he saved those people.



    Sorry, 50 Senators...2 Republicans (none / 0) (#34)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:35:55 AM EST
    Saved us every bit as much. As I said, he didn't need to keep the sickest most fragile Americans up all night just so he can showboat.

    its called government (none / 0) (#36)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:37:52 AM EST
    this is saying more about you than McCain

    thats bullsh!t CYA (none / 0) (#38)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:40:26 AM EST
    no.  they didnt.  everyone knew how every one of those people would vote.  

    it was up to him and he did the right thing.

    just freakin admit it.  you will feel better.


    To me, it was Murkowski and Collins (none / 0) (#57)
    by Anne on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 02:50:19 PM EST
    whose principled rejection of the motion to proceed and every iteration of the GOP's bills saved the day for millions of people.  Not only that, but they did it in the face of rank misogyny, singled out for their stand in ways the men in their position were not.

    Am I glad McCain joined Murkowski and Collins?  Of course.  But let's not drape him in the same mantle of principle that Murkowski and Collins deserve: McCain's vote was one of political opportunism.  It will have cost him nothing, unlike Murkowski, who was threatened by the Secretary of the Interior; it was a cheap vote, really.

    Not that we shouldn't be glad for the outcome, but this has kind of been McCain's MO over the course of his career.  The maverick shows up to bask in the glory of seeming to buck the powers that be and then, when it matters, falls into line.

    Did he do that this time?  Well, he voted for the motion to proceed but said quite clearly that he wouldn't vote for the BCRA in its present form - and then voted for it in its present form.  

    It's not that I don't think McCain's vote deserves notice, but if we're going to talk about having political and personal courage, there are two women who ought to be a big part of that conversation.


    if McCain had voted yes (none / 0) (#58)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 03:10:04 PM EST
    their principled opposition and three buck would have gotten you a cup of coffee

    Anyone who can plunge the Breitbart (none / 0) (#59)
    by jondee on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 03:26:06 PM EST
    knuckle walkers into full-on frothing-at-the-mouth tizzies about "evil traitors" and the "hero of libtard beta cucks" can be a hero of mine for a day or two.

    oh man (none / 0) (#60)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 03:28:45 PM EST
    is like wildfire out there.  i dont know if you know any of these people enough to have access to, say, a FB page but if you do go there at once.

    but make yourself a drink first.


    They're spreading stories now (5.00 / 2) (#66)
    by jondee on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 04:41:08 PM EST
    about the traitor McCain making secret "Tokyo Rose" recordings during his Vietnam POW captivity.

    Hell hath no fury like a vicious wingnut scorned.

    I hope Trump is stupid enough to tweet some of that stuff.


    godly (none / 0) (#73)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 05:27:03 PM EST
    This screwball paradigm the fundies (none / 0) (#77)
    by jondee on Mon Jul 31, 2017 at 10:48:29 AM EST
    operate by is really something to behold.

    Anything bad that happens to anyone is God's punishment for something.

    Unless it happens to a fundamentalist pastor or his extended flock, then it's the fault of the sodomites and Planned Parenthood.


    David (none / 0) (#61)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 03:41:56 PM EST
    Frum wrote in the Atlantic that this bill was a double whammy for the GOP. First of all they told their middle class voters that they wanted to raise their insurance rates and they told their more well to do voters hey, we were just scamming you about the Obamacare repeal for 7 years.

    Of course, if they had followed the advice of Frum 7 years ago they wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.


    Knock it off, (none / 0) (#69)
    by Zorba on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 04:56:53 PM EST

    yes sir (none / 0) (#70)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 05:03:34 PM EST
    rght away sir

    Let us say (5.00 / 2) (#74)
    by Zorba on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:06:30 PM EST
    Yes ma'am, instead.
    Either that, or I might might have to unleash the Greek Evil Eye, which I am not willing to do against someone I consider a friend.

    Zorba (none / 0) (#75)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 07:35:37 PM EST
    the peacemaker. Blessed are they :)

    On twitter (none / 0) (#62)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 03:43:36 PM EST
    they had a clip of Collins at the airport being cheered. She going to go home to Maine to crowds cheering her I'm sure.

    that said Murkowski and Collins (none / 0) (#65)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 04:27:53 PM EST
    are not only heros it is a disgrace they have been subjected to far more abuse in the form of insults and threats and god knows what SINCE the vote.  i was just reading about it.  unbelievable.

    its beyond me.  actually its not.  the haters can be punked by McCain but god forbid they are punked by to independent thinking women.

    i wish i could say i tjink we have reached the bottom of the barrel but i dont.


    They are getting (5.00 / 1) (#67)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 04:41:40 PM EST
    the full Hillary treatment. This is yet another example of what happens to independent women who don't do "as they are told".

    they are just being (none / 0) (#71)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 05:06:18 PM EST

    debate (none / 0) (#37)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:38:58 AM EST
    government.  thats what its called.

    and you "fragile people" could have gone to sleep at one

    It wasn't debate (none / 0) (#41)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:58:01 AM EST
    It was the most lawless our Senate had ever become, and McCain did that!

    You have every right (5.00 / 3) (#44)
    by Lora on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 07:59:53 AM EST
    to be furious with McCain!

    (Maybe just save a little fury for the rest of the phu@kin' GOP, save Collins and Murkowski.)


    Absolutely (none / 0) (#54)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 02:12:09 PM EST
    i find it sort of sad (none / 0) (#42)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 07:04:24 AM EST
    that you (and im sure "others") are so afraid of admitting you were wrong that you cant celebrate this.

    because what just happened is going to have rippling effects through all of politics.

    GOOD effects for us.

    and im done with this conversation.

    You think this is about "I was wrong"? (5.00 / 4) (#43)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 07:51:06 AM EST
    My son is in the other room hooked up to a partial respirator. He has 20% lung function. I am phucking sick and tired of John McCain terrorizing the phuck out of me. How many times did that son of b*tch vote to destroy the ACA without any sort of replacement Howdy? How many times. You go count em!!!

    I am not alone either. Twitter is full of people in my position having a erm...phuck John McCain moment right now. He trolled Trump, great...just like Propane Jane put it, he deployed his bucket list but it was at the expense of drained people who must dig into their few resources of emotional reserves for his grandstanding.


    Would you two please (none / 0) (#55)
    by Zorba on Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 02:43:50 PM EST
    STFU about this and agree to disagree?
    Because I am about ready to bail out again from this blog.
    I have no problem with disagreements, but I do have a problem with commenters who take disagreements beyond reasonable discourse and into insults.

    From our "Oy, Caramba" file: (none / 0) (#76)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Jul 30, 2017 at 07:40:20 AM EST
    Tony the Mooch's wife gave birth to the couple's second son James on Monday at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City. So, where was Tony the Mooch at this time? Why, he was with his new BFF Donald Trump in Washington. But bless his heart, he texted her in acknowledgment of the occasion: "Congratulations, I'll pray for our child."

    No small wonder why Deirdre Scaramucci filed for divorce on July 6.