Ex White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, has caused an awkward situation for Stephen Colbert— by promising “exclusive” interviews to numerous news outlets.
The host of CBS’s “The Late Show” announced Wednesday night that he had landed the first interview with Scaramucci since being dismissed from the White House.
Colbert said on his show, “I have an announcement right now about an actual exclusive interview that we’re going to have Monday. Everybody wants this fella, right? Everybody wants him. Nobody got him — but us.” He added, “I can’t believe it. We got the Mooch.”
But, unfortunately, Colbert won’t get the first word after all. Not long after Colbert’s announcement, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos tweeted that he actually has the exclusive first interview on his “This Week” show on Sunday.
Stephanopoulos tweeted, “Exclusive: I’ll sit down live with @Scaramucci for his first interview since being fired from the WH, this Sunday only on @ThisWeekABC.”
Reports state that Stephanopoulos already had the interview booked before Colbert made his huge announcement. Apparently, the mishap occurred because Scaramucci’s team wasn’t “on the same page,” so multiple staff members arranged “exclusives” with different outlets without telling one another.
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) August 10, 2017
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