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

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpBannon: If Trump knew about Trump Tower meeting ‘you have to question it’ Trump Jr.'s business trip to India cost taxpayers more than ,000: report San Francisco ethics official sues Secret Service over Trump Jr. trip to India MORE on Wednesday said former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci: There's a 'quiet majority' that wants Trump to succeed Sanders to appear next week on Colbert's 'Late Show' Scaramucci on Trump supporters heckling CNN reporter: This is not who we are 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 BannonBannon announces pro-Trump movie, operation team ahead of midterms: report Internet security expert: 'I don’t think it’s right to say’ tech giants are politically biased UK's Boris Johnson gives reporters tea while avoiding questions about anti-burqa comments 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 TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller 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.”