Short-lived White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Political editor Steve Scully leaving C-SPAN Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, in a new interview with Vanity Fair, describes former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon as "the creature from the Black Lagoon."
Scaramucci, who served a mere 11 days in the Trump administration after his stint as an economic adviser for the campaign, told the publication that Bannon turned on him despite their good relationship on the campaign trail.
“I helped Bannon through the three months that he was on the campaign, and we had a good relationship. But Bannon turns on me, because Bannon is ultimately railing against the swamp, but he’s actually a cock of the swamp," he said. "He’s the creature from the Black Lagoon, Bannon."
The former administration spokesman added that Bannon, known for his populist influence on the president and post-administration push to elect antiestablishment GOP candidates to Congress, became one of the elites he fought so hard against.
"He acts more swamp-like than any person that’s ever become a Washingtonian," Scaramucci explained. "So for all of his railing on the swamp, he is literally the pig in George Orwell’s 'Animal Farm' that stands on his two legs the minute he gets power. He is the creature from the Black Lagoon."
Bannon left the White House in August and returned to Breitbart. He later lost his job as head of Breitbart News amid a feud with the president over comments he made in Michael Wolff's controversial exposé on the administration.