Scaramucci hits back after Bullock solicited personal message of praise

Scaramucci hits back after Bullock solicited personal message of praise
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Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciWill Republicans continue to engage in willful blindness? Scaramucci: Trump sees Bloomberg as threat Scaramucci: Trump will be gone by March 2020 MORE on Thursday accused 2020 presidential hopeful Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats worry about diversity on next debate stage The Hill's Morning Report — Pelosi makes it official: Trump will be impeached Steve Bullock exits: Will conservative Democrats follow? MORE (D) of trying to “set me up” over a recorded message of support solicited through a booking service.

Bullock jokingly thanked Scaramucci for his “contribution” to his campaign after paying $100 to Cameo, a booking service in which users pay public figures to deliver personalized messages.

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Bullock paid for Scaramucci to say, “We support you, Steve B. I know you got a tough race ahead of you, but you’ve done this before. You know how to win. Just keep putting one boot in front of the other and march ahead. I’m behind you 100 percent, see you at the finish line.”

Bullock highlighted the response on Twitter and acknowledged that Scarmucci didn't know the source of the $100.

“You know what's really spooky this Halloween? The fact that a former Trump White House Communications Director will say anything you ask him to for $100,” Bullock tweeted.

“Mr. Scaramucci didn’t know the source of the $100, but he allowed it to enter his wallet despite the potential consequences — just like how our broken campaign finance system allows Dark Money to enter our elections & influence our politics,” Bullock added.

Scaramucci fired back at the Montana governor, tweeting “You tried to set me up but it is total blow back on you. Real shame this is why Americans have such bad feelings about their politicians.”

Scaramucci added that he would refund Bullock’s money and contribute another $200 to charity in Bullock’s name, accusing the Montana governor of “lack[ing] judgment.”

“Thanks for your contribution. Grassroots donors like you make this possible,” Bullock tweeted in response.