Anthony Scaramucci is back in the news after calling out The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, who wrote an article based on an explosive conversation he had with Scaramucci, ultimately leading to Scaramucci's ouster as White House communications director.
Scaramucci, feeling like his conversation with Lizza was unfairly recorded, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to air his grievance.
And to do so, he took us back to the Clinton administration...
.@RyanLizza is the Linda Tripp of 2017. People know. And he is up at night not being able to live with himself.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Anthony Scaramucci)1502325970.0
Linda Tripp, of course, is notorious for having secretly recorded phone conversations between herself and Monica Lewinsky, who was having an affair with then-President Clinton at the time.
Which, by the transitive property -- or something -- means Scaramucci was comparing himself to Lewinsky.
Thus making Anthony Scaramucci the Monica Lewinsky of 2017. https://t.co/MigNVKqfCp— Josh Barro (@Josh Barro)1502326493.0
Lewinsky needed only an emoji to express her surprise at Scaramucci's comparison:
😳 https://t.co/c8bprBIURs— Monica Lewinsky (@Monica Lewinsky)1502368817.0
And Twitter could not have loved it more.
@MonicaLewinsky https://t.co/QkwQZum35H— Questlove Gomez (@Questlove Gomez)1502388374.0
@MonicaLewinsky https://t.co/tC0SABQYcW— Daniel Summers (@Daniel Summers)1502369161.0
@MonicaLewinsky Monica Lewinsky now throwing shade at Anthony Scaramucci. We have come full circle. Or something.— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers)1502369194.0
Monica Lewinsky's tenure at the White House was 27 times longer than Anthony Scaramucci's. https://t.co/UqIuWY40ei— Scott Bixby (@Scott Bixby)1502328602.0
Scaramucci is set to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, and we can't wait for Colbert to ask him about this and so much more.
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