Watch Mario Cantone Impersonate Anthony Scaramucci on 'The President Show'
"There’s an old Italian expression my mother used to use when somebody hurt her. She’d say, 'Stick the umbrella up my ass but don’t open it.'"
Anthony Scaramucci only recently joined the president's White House staff, but he's already the talk of the town following his profanity-laden interview with The New Yorker in which he insulted Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.
On Thursday's The President Show, actor Mario Cantone slipped into a Scaramucci impression to mock the new White House communications director on Comedy Central's weekly Trump spoof late-night show, which was just picked up for a second season.
Host Anthony Atamanuik's Trump introduced "Scaramucci" to the podium, inviting up "my favorite new team member, who I will eventually betray."
The Mooch took the stage declaring his love for Trump before starting his New Yorker-inspired rant. "I’m gonna fire so many people," said Cantone. “I don’t know who it’s gonna be, Reince, but I’m gonna get to the bottom of the leaks in the White House. Do you hear me, Reince?"
He continued, "There’s an old Italian expression my mother used to use when somebody hurt her. She’d say, ‘Stick the umbrella up my ass but don’t open it.'"
Atamanuik's Trump responded. "Wow, I love ethnics."
Earlier on The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah said he had been worried about missing Sean Spicer when the former press secretary resigned, but now he is thoroughly entertained by Scaramucci, aka The Mooch.
Noah said he "set fire" to Bannon and Priebus in his profane interview, and that to go over everything Scaramucci said would break his show's bleep machine. Noah highlighted Scaramucci calling Priebus a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic" and saying, "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock."
"Just looking at Bannon, I don't think that's physically possible," joked Noah. "I didn't even know it was possible to drain your own swamp."
The host laughed and said that people don't usually curse out their coworkers until they leave, not when they start. "So when he leaves he's going to be like 'Hi, I'm Anthony.'"