Kudlow jokes he’s ‘gotta beat’ Scaramucci's White House tenure

Kudlow jokes he’s ‘gotta beat’ Scaramucci's White House tenure
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's new top economic adviser Larry Kudlow joked Friday that he's "gotta beat" former communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci: 'Trump fatigue' could help Bloomberg beat Trump if he wins Democratic nomination Will Republicans continue to engage in willful blindness? Scaramucci: Trump sees Bloomberg as threat MORE's 11-day tenure in the White House.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Kudlow declined to say when President Trump first decided to propose additional tariffs on China, saying he has only been on the job for five days.

A reporter then mentioned Scaramucci's famously tumultuous, yet brief, stint in the West Wing.

“He was what, 11 days? Ten-and-a-half?" Kudlow said. "I gotta beat that. He’s a pal of mine, but I gotta beat that.”


Scaramucci was fired last summer, just over a week after his start date, after he delivered a profane rant to a reporter against former White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusFounder of veterans group says Trump Jr. can join the military if he 'really wants to understand what sacrifice is all about' Mulvaney faces uncertain future after public gaffes Politicon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus MORE and top strategist Stephen Bannon.

Afterward, some White House aides reportedly took to calling a remarkably short period of time a "Mooch."

Kudlow and Scaramucci both have Wall Street experience. The former communications chief used to run the investment firm SkyBridge Capital and Kudlow worked in the banking industry before becoming a media figure.