He’s not the wolf of Wall Street, just the wolf.
Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday explained what he saw as his role during his brief time in the White House — comparing himself to Harvey Keitel’s The Wolf character from “Pulp Fiction.”
Scaramucci, fresh from his whirlwind of a stint in the Trump administration, addressed a variety of topics in his first television interview since being fired and said he saw himself in the “Mr. Wolf” role, warping Keitel’s characters name.
Keitel’s Winston Wolfe is the fixer, the man who cleans up the bodies and handles crisis with a calm head.
“What happened was sort of meant to happen,” Scaramucci told ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos.
The foul-mouthed 53-year-old Long Island native lasted only 11 days as President Trump’s communications director.
The former Wall Steet tycoon was pushed out following a profanity-laced phone call with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza which he said was “mischaracterized.”
“Well obviously I wish they would give me a bar of soap and tell me to go wash my mouth out in the bathroom and move on,” he said.
Scaramucci also weighed in on Trump’s response to the violence that besieged Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, telling Stephanopoulos that he would have pushed the President to use stronger words in condemning the neo-Nazis and other demostrators.
“I wouldn’t have recommended that statement,” Scaramucci said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that.
“It’s actually terrorism and whether it’s domestic or international terrorism, with the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out,” he said.
Trump on Saturday said “many sides” were responsible for the violence in Virginia.
Scaramucci went on to criticize what he implied is the influence of Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon.
Trump is dealing with “this sort of ‘Bannon-bart’ influence” in the White House that he called “a snag on the president.”
Scaramucci also offered a cryptic take on Bannon’s future.
“I think the President knows what he’s going to do with Steve Bannon,” he said.
“The president has a very good idea of the people who are undermining his agenda that are serving their own interests,” Scaramucci added.
Asked if that included Bannon, Scaramucci said “well yeah,” before saying “I would prefer to let the president make the decisions the president needs to make.”
Scaramucci’s short tenure at the White House ended on the same day that former general John Kelly was named as White House chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus.
During his call with Lizza, Scaramucci called Priebus a “f—ing paranoid schizophrenic.”
“It was going to be very hard for me to stay in the job, given the fact that Gen. Kelly took over and so I respect Gen. Kelly,” he said.