Trump Jr. on Scaramucci's criticism of Bannon: 'The Mooch pretty much nailed it'

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr.: Instagram warning says my name 'encourages' harmful behavior Trump resort in Scotland pays women less than men: report Dem senator: Trump Jr. may have given 'false testimony' about meeting with foreign nationals MORE on Wednesday said former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciJohn Oliver: Bolton could be the next Scaramucci Scaramucci at Grimm rally: ‘I’m a big believer in forgiveness’ Tina Fey returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Sarah Palin with advice for Trump staffers MORE “pretty much nailed it” when he ripped White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon during a July phone call with a reporter. 

Trump Jr. was referring to Scaramucci's expletive-laced rant over the summer about Bannon and former chief of staff Reince Preibus. Scaramucci was fired from his post as communications director a short time later.


“I’m not Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonRepublicans succeeded at raising insurance premiums for too many Overnight Finance: Trump signs repeal of auto-loan policy | Justices uphold contracts that bar employee class-action suits | US, China trade war 'on hold' Facebook should not be a meeting ground for America’s most racist MORE, I’m not trying to suck my own c---. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f---ing strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country,” Scaramucci told The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza in July.

On Wednesday, quotes from Bannon in an upcoming book on the Trump White House made headlines. Bannon reportedly called a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer “treasonous" and said there was "zero chance" President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Judge rejects Manafort's attempt to throw out some charges Dem: Trump’s policy of separating children, parents at border ‘would shock Jesus’ MORE didn't know about it.

Trump turned against his former chief strategist, saying in a statement, "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.”

“When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said.

After leaving the White House, Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive director.

Trump Jr. took note of the backlash to Bannon's comments from Breitbart readers.

"When Bannon has lost Breitbart, he's left with ... nothing," the president's eldest son tweeted.

Scaramucci joined in on the backlash, tweeting, “I said what I said in the Summer take out the expletives and pay closer attention.”

In response to Trump Jr., Scaramucci added: “We are a team. Teams stick together no matter what.”