Scaramucci on firing: 'What happened was sort of meant to happen'

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday said he thinks what happened with his White House role was "sort of meant to happen."

During an interview on ABC's "This Week," Scaramucci was asked whether he thinks he deserved to be fired after a vulgar tirade about Trump administration officials.

"Well, obviously, I wish they would give me a bar of soap and tell me to go wash my mouth out in the bathroom and move on," he said.

"It was going to be very hard for me to stay in the job, given the fact the Gen. Kelly took over, and so I respect Gen. Kelly," he added, referring to new White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Scaramucci said during the interview that he accepts that what he did was wrong, but he emphasized that people need to move on and focus on the president's agenda.

He said he is accountable for what he did.

When Scaramucci briefly served as communications director, he went on a rant about Trump administration staffers during a call with a New Yorker reporter.

During the call, he called then-chief of staff Reince Priebus a “f---ing paranoid schizophrenic."

Scaramucci served in the White House role for only about 10 days.