Mario Cantone, best known for playing Charlotte York’s wedding planner friend on Sex and the City, appeared on The President Show this past Thursday, July 27th, to debut a new impression: White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci!
Cantone's casting fulfills the dreams of many on Twitter who saw him as the perfect candidate to play "the Mooch" after the new director's debut:
Cantone responded to the idea of playing Scaramucci eagerly, saying:
It would be a very big deal for me and a lot of fun. I know this guy. I have cousins.
Scaramucci was hired to fill the position left vacant by former Communications Director Mike Dubke in May. Since taking over, just over a week ago, he's made headlines for an objectively bonkers telephone interview with a reporter from the New Yorker, in which he attacked multiple other members of the Presidents senior staff in a profanity-laced rant, and threatening to fire his entire White House staff, before signing off with:
Let me go, though, because I’ve gotta start tweeting some s*** to make this guy crazy
Cantone channels Scaramucci as his version of the Communications Director discusses leaks:
I’m going to fire so many people. I don’t know who it’s going to be, Reince, but I’m going to get to the bottom of the leaks in the White House. Do you hear me, Reince?
Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus resigned from his office last Friday, July 28th.