Scaramucci, Priebus fly together on Air Force One

Scaramucci, Priebus fly together on Air Force One
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One day after their feud burst into public view, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and chief of staff Reince Priebus are flying on Air Force One with President Trump.

Both Scaramucci and Priebus were spotted by reporters boarding the presidential aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The communications director, who was last to board, was speaking on the phone and carrying his own luggage.

A cadre of aides typically fly with the president, but Friday's flight is a chance for the men to make peace after the newly appointed communications chief launched into a profane tirade against Trump’s top aide.  


“Reince is a f------ paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci told The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza in a Wednesday phone call. 

Scaramucci believed that Priebus leaked to the reporter that he planned to dine with Trump, Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Fox News executive Bill Shine at the White House. 

“They’ll all be fired by me,” he said of the White House communications staff. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”

A reporter on Friday asked Scaramucci about the New Yorker article, but he responded "better not comment."

The former hedge fund manager’s comments dramatically escalated his feud with Priebus, which has fueled speculation that he is gunning for his job. 

The heated tensions have rattled many in the White House, but the president has not weighed in publicly on the spat.

Trump is flying to Long Island, N.Y., to speak about his administration’s efforts to crack down on the gang MS-13.

He is flying in the smaller version of Air Force One, a modified Boeing 757, meaning the staff will be in closer quarters than on the larger jet.

This story was updated at 12:42 p.m.