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 TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE's new top economic adviser Larry Kudlow joked Friday that he's "gotta beat" former communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciAnn Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Spicer: People at White House are 'burnt out' Scaramucci: John McCain, an inspiration for a day of unity 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 PriebusRepublican Party chief to serve second term at Trump’s request Priebus: Republican voters energized by 'Kavanaugh effect' Kelly called Warren 'impolite,' 'arrogant:' report 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.