It’s open season on The Mooch. As President Donald Trump’s feud with Anthony Scaramucci stretches past the brief flicker of time he served in the White House, the president’s supporters have been taking their own whacks at the man who has suddenly become Public Enemy No. 1.
And Trump has been been grateful, reaching out to “give attaboys” to allies who have attacked his former communications director, according to a person close to the White House. The schoolyard drama surrounding Scaramucci offers a revealing look inside how Trump’s wider orbit works — a daily scrum for his attention and affection.
Allies have started spreading dirt on Scaramucci in right-wing outlets, and the word has gone out to people in Trump’s orbit to “go after him,” as one of the sources put it, by launching personal attacks on the New York-based investor, seeking to discredit what he’s saying about the president and accusing him of being a phony.