Scaramucci‏: I will 'refrain' from using 'colorful language'

Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciThe Memo: Trump caves after negative images, pressure from family Scaramucci 'very proud' of Trump decision to end family separations Scaramucci: Lewandowski should apologize for mocking girl with Down syndrome MORE said Thursday that he would "refrain" from using "colorful language" in the future following an explosive story that included a number of profanity-laced comments from the new White House communications director. 

"I sometimes use colorful language. I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @realDonaldTrump's agenda," Scaramucci tweeted.

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The New Yorker earlier Thursday published details of a conversation with the Wall Street financier in which he used profanity and lewd language to assail White House officials and leakers in the Trump administration.

Scaramucci reportedly called The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza on Wednesday to inquire about anonymous sources cited by the reporter in an earlier article about President Trump's dinner with Fox News host Sean Hannity and the network's former co-president Bill Shine.

But the conversation quickly turned into a venting session for Scaramucci, who delivered a profanity-laced diatribe against White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Stephen Bannon and those who leak information from within the White House.

Among other items, Scaramucci called Priebus "a f------ paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac" and claimed he would be asked to resign.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to offer further comment Thursday, saying staff was focused on healthcare and other issues. 

– Jordan Fabian contributed