The Mooch Joins 'The Late Show’ & Wastes No Time Comparing Himself To Arya Stark
On Monday evening's episode of The Late Show, the Mooch, otherwise known as Anthony Scaramucci, sat down with Stephen Colbert and instantly compared himself to Game of Thrones' Arya Stark, joking that he had a "kill list" of Colbert's comedy writers.
Colbert has extensively mocked former White House communications director Scaramucci since he was hired and fired from his position — all in a matter of eleven short days.
Shortly after making his entrance on the show and sitting down, Scaramucci took Colbert and his writing staff to task for the jokes they had made on his behalf in the past. The two engaged in a humorous exchange to kick off the show:
"It's great to be here," Scaramucci said.
“Is it?” Colbert questioned.
“I’m like Arya Stark, I took a list of all your comedy writers — my kill list." Scaramucci asserted.
“So you’re comedically threatening to kill people who work for me?” Colbert demanded.
“I’m kidding!” Scaramucci stated. “I’m not allowed to joke anymore. I’ve learned that.”
For those who are not Game of Thrones fans, Arya Stark is a character on the show who has a list of people she wishes to kill, which she repeats to herself every night.
Scaramucci and Colbert laughed together following the Mooch's humorous reference to his own "comedy writer kill list" and then proceeded on to more serious topics.
First, Scaramucci and Colbert discussed President Trump's much-criticized reaction to the Charlottesville tragedy over the weekend, with Scaramucci noting that he believed the president took the wrong approach in his post-Charlottesville speech. Scaramucci noted that he felt that Trump should have strongly denounced white nationalism, not avoided mentioning it.
Colbert and Scaramucci also subsequently discussed the former communications director's brief time in the White House, including his take on the controversial White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, who is allegedly possibly facing the chopping block (both Trump and Bannon have not commented on the issue). The Mooch told Colbert that, if it were up to him, Bannon would not have a job. However, Scaramucci noted that a decision about Bannon's employment was not his to make.
Colbert and Scaramucci closed out the interview by reflecting on the Mooch's brief stint at the White House. Despite his short-term and controversial tenure (which made him the butt of many of Colbert's above-described jokes), Scaramucci seemingly has no regrets about being a part of the Trump administration. He told Colbert that he did not feel "burned" by the experience, saying “When you take a job like that, you know your expiration is coming ... I didn’t think I’d last too long ... But I thought I’d last longer than a carton of milk.”
After a tumultuous tenure as White House communications director, Scaramucci seemingly has a relatively positive outlook on the experience — or, at the very least, can make jokes at his own expense.