10/08/2017 11:47 SAST | Updated 10/08/2017 12:30 SAST

Anthony Scaramucci Just Weirdly Compared Himself To Monica Lewinsky

The former White House communications director also called a journalist a “lowlife” for recording their conversation.

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Anthony Scaramucci blasted New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza for recording their conversations. 
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Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Wednesday accused New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza of recording him without permission.

In a tweet, Scaramucci called Lizza "the Linda Tripp of 2017" over the explosive interview that ultimately cost him his job.

He wrote:

Two decades ago, Tripp secretly recorded some of her conversations with Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern who had an affair then-President Bill Clinton.

In response to a question, Scaramucci called Lizza a "lowlife":

However, in this comparison, Lizza being Tripp would mean that Scaramucci is Lewinsky ― a detail that not only drew immediate attention but also launched dozens of wisecracks: