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

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr.'s India trip cost taxpayers nearly 0K: report Social media explodes over Avenatti arrest Mueller targets Stone in final push MORE on Wednesday said former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciFor our Divider-In-Chief, it’s all about the ratings Scaramucci: Trump 'controls the news cycle,' should tone down rhetoric Scaramucci: Trump 'should probably dial down the lying' 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 BannonJudd Gregg: With the midterms over, opportunity knocks Bannon, ex-Trump officials talked Roger Stone, WikiLeaks with Mueller: report The Memo: Trump remark sparks debate over nationalism 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 TrumpBroward County official Brenda Snipes submits resignation after criticism Retired lieutenant general tears into Trump over attacks against Navy SEAL: 'Disgusting' Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks 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.”