5 Times Stephen Colbert Called Out Scaramucci's BS In 'The Late Show' Interview

If Anthony Scaramucci was hoping to breeze through his interview with Stephen Colbert, he was sorely mistaken. The 'Late Show' host - who introduced Scaramucci as "the shortest tenured communications director in White House history - tore into 'The Mooch' right off the bat when he tried to interrupt his host. "No, no, no. You don't get to stop my show. I get to stop my show," a truculent Colbert said. And that was only the beginning of the pugnacious chat.

Here are the top 5 times that Colbert called out Scamucci's BS.

1. The Blame Game

"I'm not going to blame or point fingers at anybody," Scaramucci said when asked who was at fault for Trump's decision not to condemn white supremacists immediately after the fatal protest in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

"Why not blame the president?" countered Colbert. "Why not blame or point fingers at the president? He's responsible."

Scaramucci had to concede the point. 

2. Poor Donny Trump

Scaramucci also got called out for telling us to feel bad for poor Donald Trump because being commander-in-chief is a hard line of work. "It's a super tough job. He made a step to give up what was a luxurious lifestyle and --"

And that's as far as he got before Colbert called bullshit. "Who cares? Really, we're supposed to feel bad for a guy because he gave up his billionaire lifestyle to be the most powerful man in the world?"

3. Trump's Mail-Order Backbone

Then Scaramucci made the mistake of telling America to give Trump credit for his belated condemnation of Nazis. "Let's be fair to him today though. He did condemn the Nazis today."

"Two days later. Does he order his spine on Amazon Prime?" Colbert railed.

4. Erotic Hypocrisy

Scaramucci's tenure in the West Wing was short lived, but he will live on in infamy for accusing former colleague and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon of attempting auto-fellatio. "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock," Scaramucci told The New Yorker last month.

And that sounded an awful lot like calling the kettle black to Stephen. "Are you telling us that you never even tried? Cuz as an adult male, it does not pass the smell test."

5. The Colbert Credibility Bump

Scaramucci ended the interview by owning up to his mistakes and trying to clean up his reputation - by sullying Colbert's.

"I made a lot of mistakes. I tried to own up to those mistakes. But let me tell you something - and you [Stephen] know this - you can just feel this from me. I'm an honest person."

"Wait a second, don't use me as a character witness," Colbert interjected. "I don't know. I met you five minutes ago. What are you talking about?"

For more, check out the full interview below.


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