Sanders: Scaramucci let his passion get the best of him

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday that Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciAnthony Scaramucci joining CNBC as a contributor Biden doubles down on normal at White House Pence, other GOP officials expected to skip Trump send-off MORE may have let his ardor for President TrumpDonald TrumpFreedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Secret Facebook groups of special operations officers include racist comments, QAnon posts: report MORE's agenda "get the best of him" during a profanity-laced interview with The New Yorker.

"This is a guy who sometimes uses colorful and — in many circles — probably not appropriate language," Sanders said on Fox News. "And he's very passionate about the president — the president's agenda — and I think he may have let that get the best of him in that conversation."

In a phone conversation with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza on Wednesday, Scaramucci savaged senior staffers in Trump's White House, including chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusBiden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet Governor races to test COVID-19 response, Trump influence Ex-Trump chief of staff Priebus mulling Wisconsin governor bid MORE and chief strategist Stephen Bannon.


In a tirade dotted with expletives and lewd language, Scaramucci, who was named Trump's communications director last week, savaged Trump administration officials who leak information from the White House and pressed Lizza to reveal anonymous sources from an earlier story he had published.

"What I want to do is I want to f------ kill all the leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people,” Scaramucci said in the interview.

Scaramucci tweeted a statement shortly after The New Yorker published the details of the conversation on Thursday, vowing to "refrain" from using such "colorful language" in the future.

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