Monica Lewinsky tweeted a single emoji in response to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who compared a reporter that published a conversation with him to Linda Tripp.
Lewinsky, 44, who was a former White House intern, and is now an anti-cyber bullying advocate, used a single flushed face emoji as her comment when Scaramucci called the journalist “the Linda Tripp of 2017.”
Wednesday night on Twitter, Scaramucci sparked plenty of controversy when he criticized The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, who last month published a phone call in which Scaramucci talked poorly about his fellow Trump administration officials.
Scaramucci said Wednesday that Lizza “absolutely taped the call without my permission,” which is a bold statement considering the 53-year-old had previously acknowledged knowing the conversation was on the record.
Lizza released on Tuesday another piece from his infamous interview with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci in which the former wall street personality said that Vice President Mike Pence had ulterior motives in his appointment of new chief of staff Nick Ayers.
The new publication comes after reports surfaced over the weekend that Pence is already planning his presidential campaign for 2020, rounding up GOP donors behind President Trump’s back. When asked about Pence’s plans, Scaramucci immediately referred to Ayers.
“Why do you think Nick’s there, bro?” Scaramucci said during the phone call with Lizza, speaking of Ayers’ appointment as Pence’s chief of staff last month. When Lizza was incredulous, Scaramucci asked if he was stupid.
“Are you stupid?” Scaramucci added, Lizza reports. “Why is Nick there? Nick’s there to protect the vice president because the vice president can’t believe what the f— is going on!”
Tripp secretly recorded phone calls with Lewinsky back in the 90’s, during which the intern disclosed details of her affair with then-president Bill Clinton.
Reportedly, Scaramucci is going to appear on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” sometime next week.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) August 10, 2017
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