Monica Lewinsky responds to Scaramucci calling New Yorker reporter 'the Linda Tripp of 2017'
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Monica Lewinsky responded with only an emoji when Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who lasted less than two weeks in the Trump administration, compared a reporter who published a conversation with him to Linda Tripp.

The 44-year-old former White House intern, now an anti-cyber bullying advocate, used a single flushed face emoji as her comment when Scaramucci called the journalist "the Linda Tripp of 2017."


In a Wednesday night tweet storm, Scaramucci blasted The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, who last month published a vulgar phone conversation in which the former hedge fund manager referred crudely to his fellow Trump administration officials.

Scaramucci said Wednesday that Lizza “absolutely taped the call without my permission.” Scaramucci, 53, had previously acknowledged knowing the chat was on the record.

Tripp secretly recorded phone conversations with Lewinsky in the 1990s, in which the intern divulged details of her affair with then-President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump, taxpayers want Title X funding protected from abortion clinics President Trump’s historic rescissions package is a welcome step to cut wasteful spending America will be stronger with our immigration policy based on facts MORE.

Scaramucci is poised to appear on CBS’s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” next week.