Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has a new television gig.
Scaramucci, who was often referred to as “The Mooch”, lasted just 10 days in the Trump White House during July of 2017.
According to a report from The Wrap, Scaramucci appeared on CNBC Monday morning on “Squawk Box” to talk about cryptocurrency. The network labeled him a “CNBC CONTRIBUTOR” on the chyron.
"The technology around #ethereum is going to make it a sticky cryptocurrency and a store of value and something people will transact with," says @Scaramucci on why he likes $ETH. pic.twitter.com/hpsvS0LFw7
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) April 5, 2021
CNBC didn’t respond to The Wrap’s request for comment.
Scaramucci, a financial adviser by trade, was terminated from the White House in 2017 after he went through a full-blown meltdown and launched attacks on fellow White House employees, including then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Then just a week after being named, he launched a strongly worded attack on Mr Priebus, calling him a “paranoid schizophrenic” in a conversation with a reporter.
In the same phone call, he also directed profanity-laced insults at Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Mr Scaramucci later tweeted his regret at the “colourful language”, but the damage had already been done.
In the same week, reports also emerged that his wife, Deidre Ball, had filed for divorce. The New York Post said she was fed up with his “naked political ambition”.
After getting the ax, the Mooch pulled a 180-degree turn on his support for Trump.
He told MSNBC he “applauded” President Trump for unifying the country, but “it just happens to be against him.”
Scaramucci eventually joined the recently embattled group the Lincoln Project whose sole goal in 2020 was to deny Donald Trump a second term in the White House.