In the latest episode of “Survivor: White House,” the West Wing descended into chaos Thursday, as President Trump and his top aides turned on one another like vicious reality-show divas — with no one sure who would be the next to get a knife in their back.
The most jaw-dropping development came when communications chief Anthony Scaramucci launched into a vulgar tirade against White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in a phone call to a reporter late Wednesday.
“Reince is a f–king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci ranted at Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker.
Recounting their conversation Thursday, Lizza reported that Scaramucci, a millionaire investment guru known on Wall Street as “The Mooch,” wanted to know who leaked a story about him having dinner at the White House Wednesday with Trump, Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Fox News exec Bill Shine.
“Who leaked that to you?” Scaramucci demanded of Lizza, before suggesting it was Priebus.
When Lizza declined to tell him, Scaramucci threatened to fire his own entire staff.
“OK, I’m going to fire every one of them, and then you haven’t protected anybody, so the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks. I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,” he said.
Scaramucci, who has been on the job less than a week, then laced into the president’s chief strategist.
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c- -k,” he said. “I’m not trying to build my own brand off the f- -king strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.”
He then said he wanted to “f- -king kill all the leakers” and referred to himself in the third person as he declared he would clean house.
“OK, ‘The Mooch’ showed up a week ago. This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, OK?” he said.
He ended the conversation by saying, “Yeah, let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some s- -t to…