Anthony Scaramucci to Sarah Huckabee Sanders: keep wearing makeup

As I mentioned in the earlier Sean Spicer post, the new guy is hilarious. Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci is the Bigly White House’s newly installed Communications Director and this guy is basically a cartoon. He thinks he’s very fancy and clever and that his world is all about Mad Men Culture and hot secretaries and being a big man who spreads lies smoothly to the press. If you wrote a character like The Mooch, people would complain that he’s too two-dimensional. Well, The Mooch is acting like The Mooch all over the place, which is how there are already like five major stories about him. Apparently, he’s a sexist who only cares about women’s appearances. SHOCKING.

Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier whom President Donald Trump appointed White House communications director on Friday, is considered a polished, smooth-talking antidote to former press secretary Sean Spicer, whose brief tenure with the administration was marked by verbal stumbles and outright gaffes. But in one of Scaramucci’s first television appearances after taking the White House job, the founder of hedge fund SkyBridge Capital made his own apparent misstep in commenting about new press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — one that immediately drew cries of sexism.

“I think Sarah does a great job. She’s an incredibly warm person. She’s incredibly authentic,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Jake Tapper. As the interview wound down, Scaramucci referenced his own White House briefing debut on Friday, when he announced Sanders as Spicer’s replacement: “Sarah, if you’re watching. I love the hair and makeup person that we had on Friday, so I’d like to continue to use the hair and makeup person.”

When he made the comment, it wasn’t clear what Scaramucci meant; whether he was referencing the person who does Sanders’ hair and makeup specifically or the artist who, perhaps, made up them both for their on-camera appearances.

[From People]

I watched last Friday’s briefing and Sarah Huckabee Sanders was wearing SO MUCH makeup. She wore, like, Kardashian-level makeup. I’m pretty sure she wore false eyelashes, a full tube of foundation, powder, lipstick, etc. She looked like the product of one of those local-news makeovers. So, basically, The Mooch wants Sanders to look like that all the time. He and Emperor Bigly want women to always have that glossy beauty-queen look. After everyone was like “that’s so sexist,” The Mooch tweeted this:

Sure. That’s not what he was talking about though. I mean, sure, he’s sexist and deplorable and all of that. But Sarah Huckabee Sanders is an awful person too, so don’t make her your poster girl for Victims of Bigly Sexism.

Also: The Mooch spent the weekend deleting all of his old tweets that make him seem sort of “woke.”

That’s not how full transparency works, Mooch.

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Clare says:

    Good lord. I always though people like this only existed in movies and on badly written television shows.

  2. Karen says:

    Redefining what words mean, like transparent, is 45′s policy so it is fitting.

    • Pandy says:

      Geez, maybe he will allow cameras back in the press room now that Suckabee is “fit” to be seen on camera? Can’t wait for SNL to come back. Wonder who will play this tool?

    • CareerLoathing says:

      “Transparent. Evolved. Alternative facts. Movement. Fake. Witch hunt “. I’m keeping track of the cults spinions and How language is manipulated. Whatever phrase they use- try the exact opposite–. “Evasive. Xenophobic. Cliche lies. Trap. Logical. Investigation.”

  3. mellie says:

    He has more make-up on than she does, plus the wind-tunnel tested hair….

  4. Swak says:

    Every time I read the “Mooch” my mind wonders to Grease 2. One reason Spicer stumbled was because of all the 180′s Trump did. One day saying one thing, the next contradicting that. What I have seen so far is Scaramucci being the ultimate yes man and will agree with what Trump says not matter what.

  5. Kimma1216 says:

    I think he is terrible, but don’t think it was a comment about Sarah. They’re both awful people but I’m not going to stretch it and say he was being sexist because I had listened to the interview when it aired and he was referencing himself as well. On another note, he looks so slimey and it’s amazing what some people will do and sell out on their own beliefs to be in the spotlight. So gross.

    • Cat'sMeow says:

      Agreed. He was saying that he appreciated and needed hair and makeup for himself.

      • WTW says:

        I agree. I don’t see how people made this leap that he was discussing Sarah only. On a completely different note, I just realized that I follow Anthony on Twitter, and he follows me. I don’t remember when this happened, but I’m a journalist, so it makes sense.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Really? Because I don’t think for a second he was actually talking about himself. I think that’s a convenient cover. I think he was 100% thinking of her only when he made that comment.

  6. astrid says:

    Can’t wait till Melissa McCarthy does The Mooch!

    • Loopy says:

      Haha,no I think they should get Tina Fey to do him.

      • Nyawira says:

        It needs to be someone who conveys that sociopath vibe. If Christian Bale were younger and American, he would be perfect because the coverage would be how the psycho from American Psycho is so perfectly capturing Scaramuccis vibe.

      • astrid says:

        excellent choice!

      • third ginger says:

        Perfect, even if it never happens.

      • Bella bella says:

        I think that Mikey Day would do a fantastic Mooch. He’s got that near-demented thing going on, and he kind of looks like him!

      • nicegirl says:

        Bella2, I also vote Mikey Day. Or have Fallon on for a guest spot.

      • Valois says:

        Mikey would be an excellent choice. I think Alex could pull it off, too. They’re men though, I’m sure he’d find it more insulting if a women were to portray him.
        I hope they focus on their cast instead of getting a famous gast star.

  7. Indiana Joanna says:

    He’s awful. So far, Moochie has bragged that he went to Harvard, worked on Wall Street, detailed bigly’s athletic prowess and how that qualifies him to be president, and how women should wear makeup and do their hair. It’s all about Mooch.

  8. lassie says:

    He looks like what would happen if Pitbull called the Hair Club for Men.

  9. Sullivan says:

    Where do these people come from? Have I been living in a bubble? All of Trump’s people look like they came from central casting. They are as strange and nefarious looking on the outside as they are on the inside. It’s so creepy.

    • CareerLoathing says:

      My FB friends and I wonder if it’s staged. Look at every bad guy in cinema the past few decades and this is the trump staff – from Jabba the Hutt Bannon to vuldemere pence. bTW this new reptile “ScaresmeMuchly” is -not
      allowed to use the word “Karma”- this just defines Smarmy, like a realtor trying to suck up to a wealthy new-age druggy. Eewww.

  10. Kimma1216 says:

    Also, she is gross and it would serve her well to get a little not shaming her but she could do well by trying to get in better shape or take better care of herself. I say that as someone who’s on weight watchers, lost 12 lbs and still has another 15 to go…

    • LizLemonGotMarried says:

      She is a horrible person. We can call her a horrible person, a walking soulless representation of the evil this administration does, the human face and well-modulated voice of the rotting carcass the demon within, without talking about her figure or her wonky eye or how much make-up she should or should not wear. The last thing I’m concerned about is her appearance.

      Let’s stick with the walking soulless representation of evil who attempts to humanize Trump and demonizes people who criticize him.

    • Dem says:

      It sounds like you are new to fitness so let me give you the class orientation; we try not to shame other peoples bodies. Your mind should be on your own fitness. On the occassion that you have an adult relative or friend with weight problems, your best course of action is to urge them to speak to a doctor for guidance. That kind of intervention should be rarely used though. As for a strangers body, we mind our own f-ing business.

      • third ginger says:

        I don’t care if she loses weight because that is none of my business. However, the homophobia of her and her father is definitely my concern[ as the mother of a gay child.]

      • Dem says:

        Yes the homophobia is a problem so go create a new thread for it. Dont try to trojan horse it in the conversation trying to stop toxic body shaming.

      • aenflex says:

        Dem – ridiculousness. Your reply to third ginger. Wow. I feel badly for you.

    • insertpunhere says:

      As her doctor, isn’t it a violation of privacy laws for you to be on here discussing her health? I mean, since you mentioned it, you must be a professional familiar with her current health status, right? Otherwise, this is just gross.

      • third ginger says:

        Dem, I in no way meant to diminish the issue of body shaming. What I wanted to convey is the same sentiment another poster did, which is the irrelevance of Sanders’ appearance in comparison to other, more crucial issues. I just used an issue [close to my heart] as an example. No one’s weight or shape should ever be a cause for judgement.

  11. Giddy says:

    The Mooch is so slick and slimy that he probably leaves a shiny trail in his wake like a snail. I just made myself kind of sick. Blech!

    • anna says:

      a shiny trail! ahahahaha! he’s not just The Mooch, he’s The Ugly Mooch. yes, i ugly-shamed him. it’s almost as if trump intentionally hires unattractive people to talk to the press. no one shall challenge his orange beauty! bigly boy is the fairest of them all!

  12. NΞΞNΔ ΖΞΞ says:

    I work in the hedge fund industry and can confidently say that our new WH Communications Director is a thirsty hustler with a humongous chip on his shoulder about his working class background. He’s a fame whore of the highest caliber who loves grandstanding and will absolutely be on-air far more than the actual spokesperson. He and Easy-D share a penchant for reality TV style antics, outdated suits and pompadours. But this guy is smart, a student of history and very, very smooth in front of the camera. Buckle up, muthafuckas, you are entering the spin zone.

    • StartupSpouse says:

      Makes sense as that’s probably the only type of person who could survive in this administration. Question is how he handles it when Trump directly contradicts him on Twitter.

  13. BJ says:

    What’s the point of deleting anti Trump tweets now.We can still read them.He called Trump a hack,anti American.I wonder when his views evolved? Last week?

    • velourazure says:

      Those tweets are going to follow him forever which is going to be supremely entertaining.

  14. Tania says:

    One day this is all going to make for a very funny and disturbing movie.

    • Heidi says:

      Nah, this will have to be a TV show. Netflix is out of the question – binge watching would cause instant brain freeze. To avoid the rapid aging process that we are experiencing right now, future generations will be able to stomach one episode per week max. If this goes on much longer, “Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue” will outrun “The Simpsons”.

  15. Christin says:

    And someone is having a tweetstorm this morning… Just another Monday in the Unbelievable State of America.

  16. Eric says:

    Emperor Zero thinks a fast-talking NYer is going to straighten this shipwreck?

    It hit the rocks several months ago (Flynn) and is sinking fast. Like most shipwrecks, it’ll be lost to history and rediscovered when the next Trumpian “politician” spews word salads with Russian dressing.

  17. S says:

    He is the friend of a friend, who spent the first couple days telling us that “The Mooch,” is a good guy, very smart, etc. By the weekend his tune was all, ‘Well, he’s changed.’

  18. Beth says:

    Trump promised to ” drain the swamp”. His supporters couldn’t wait. This guy is the sleeziest swamp snake out there. What do supporters really think about this swamp monster?

  19. doofus says:

    he already threw his boss under the bus. during an interview, he tried to claim a “source” (though his boss decries anonymous sources?) told him something and, when pressed (only a very little bit), admitted it was Drumpf.

    and all it was that he was told was a theory, pushed by Drumpf, that “if the Russians had hacked us, you wouldn’t know that they had…it could have been them, it could have been someone else…” you know, Drumpf’s oft-repeated “defense” that contradicts EVERY intelligence agency. essentially saying that Drumpf and his admin trust Russian intelligence over US.

    but that he so easily gave up his boss as the “source”?…interesting.

  20. third ginger says:

    Who is more despicable? Tough choice. He’s a scam artist extra from GOODFELLAS, and she’s a holier than thou homophobe. Each has sold a soul for these jobs. No amount of make up can alter this fact.

  21. GreenTurtle says:

    Haha, I read “…his world is all about Mad Men Culture and hot secretaries and being a big man who spreads lies smoothly to the press,” as “his world is all about Mad Men Culture and hot secretaries and being a *pig* man who spreads lies smoothly to the press.” Is there such a thing as a Freudian reading slip? 😜

  22. Embee says:

    Sarah really favors her father doesn’t she? Very interesting to see his face on her in that top picture.

    I really wish someone would help her “curate” a more professional wardrobe. Just wear a suit. Every day. You can swap out different colored blouses underneath but wear an effing suit already!

    • Emma33 says:

      Yes, wtf is with those stupid frills on the sleeves and hem! Do these people use business Barbie as their role model for workplace style? (Actually, that is probably unfair to business Barbie…even she probably wore a suit).

    • Hannah says:

      Why? She can wear what she wants, she’s not dressed inappropriately. It’s not my taste but I would prefer her to tell the truth rather than dress differently.

    • third ginger says:

      Nothing superficial could improve her, but she’s in SEC sorority girl \ Southern bridesmaid luncheon mode. I’m 64, raised in Georgia, went to AUBURN. Believe me. Now at 64, I am devoted to defending my gay, progressive, social activist daughter from the likes of Huckabee Sanders.

  23. Jerusha says:

    He looks like a slightly less creepy Charles Krauthammer.

  24. Cdoggy says:

    Sarah HS always looks either really confused or really constipated.

  25. Hannah says:

    In what world is Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘warm’??
    She doesn’t have to be, it’s not her job and it certainly isn’t a requirement for women to be warm. All I can think of is a moody teenager when she’s up there. She hardly emotes.

  26. Jayna says:

    He was clearly referencing himself.

    However, this guy is a joke, a bad joke, and he’s a narcissist who in far too obvious of a way loves the limelight. Trump might start having issues with this guy and miss Spicy..

  27. The Original G says:

    Trump will eat this guy up. He’s got no clue what he’s up against.

  28. FLORC says:

    Full Transparency
    I am whitewashing and scrubbing my social media history to create a new image. Because it’s not about learning from the past. It’s about shredding the evidence so no one can hold you accountable.

    I see what you’re doing.

  29. magnoliarose says:

    Lil Mucci isn’t satisfied with having money only. He wants to be famous and once this whole thing explodes he can write books and be the expert on this political period on talk shows and lecture circuits.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Mooch begged for months to be on team babyfists without success until now so babyfists will always distrust him to some degree. I think Mooch plans to run for office and is using his turn in the babyfists’ chaotic WH as a way to build a political portfolio. So far, he behaves like a clueless amateur. Definitely not a polished communications director.

  30. Mermaid says:

    When I saw the press conference, first of all the fake eyelashes on Sarah were incredibly distracting. They were the size of wings. They were John Travolta as F Lee Bailey eyebrows level. And then the Mooch came out and omg the spin and sucking up to Trump were really next level. The sleaze level is strong. These people are all so awful.

    • bros says:

      does anyone have a link to this big change in her appearance for this press conference? Im dying to see and compare.

  31. Holly hobby says:

    Wow this admin is following the $ci playbook. They even hired a poor man’s Miss. cabbage. Will they hire the real thing next? Are they making WH staff sign million year contracts. The parallels are disconcerting.

  32. mkyarwood says:

    From The Simpsons, right? I didn’t know cartoons jumped out into reality!!!! There are SO many I want to invite.

  33. Lisa says:

    Everything I’ve read about this guy makes me physically sick, and he’s only been in been a few days.

  34. Bobbysue says:

    Imho the only reason for not broadcasting the press conferences is because The King decreed that neither Suckabee nor Spicy were “camera ready” meaning they weren’t aesthetically pleasing enough to represent him. Therefore, I think that Da Mooch did, indeed, direct his hair and makeup remark to her because she had sported a Kardashian makeover that day which is more in line with how Trump ladies are suppose to comport themselves.

  35. Heidi says:

    I never thought there would come a time where I would find Spicer sympathetic. But I would prefer him any day over that sleaze bag straight out of “Good Fellas”. In comparison, Spicey seemed straightforward, honest and decent – just desperate. Can’t wait to see that bootlicker fall flat on his face. There is no way he will last 6 months.

  36. Franny says:

    Scarramouche looks like K*nty Karl Lagerfeld. I wonder if he can find a makeup person to fix that.

  37. Angela82 says:

    So now he thinks Obamacare has been around 17 years. I have no words.

  38. why? says:

    A federal judge in DC just said that it was okay for the Voter Suppression Commission to collect voter information. A group filed a complaint against Kobach’s saying that the Voter Suppression Commission needed to address their privacy concerns before requesting voter information. The judge said that the Voter Suppression Commission is not an agency and therefore doesn’t need to provide an assessment regarding the privacy of voters before asking for their information and she claimed that the group failed to prove that the voters would be harmed by the Voter Suppression Commission collecting their data and storing it at the WH. This is just wrong. The system put in place to protect us is putting us all in danger. What do the Russians have on the GOP that causes them to put all the lives of our citizens in danger? Everyone knows the purpose of Kobach’s Voter Suppression is and what a shame that this judge decided to look the other way and rule in Kobach’s favor.

  39. Joh says:

    I think Bigly, Sarah and the new guy are all wearing the same shade Roy Cohn was packed away wearing.
    Faux human #5……..

  40. why? says:

    It’s official. The King of Lies and Fake News and his administration are recreating scenes straight from 1984. The King of Lies and Fake News gave a speech to the Boy Scouts in which he trashed Obama, Hiliary, and Obamacare and the outcome was similar to the “Two Minutes Hate” depicted in 1984. The only difference is that today the expression of hate, lasted longer than 2 minutes. The Boy Scouts can easily be renamed Spies and Youth League.

    The spineless GOP are going to vote on the nohealthcare bill tomorrow, McCain is going to break his rest period to vote. The GOP and The King of Lies and Fake News have ruined this country.

    • why? says:

      Scaramucci is on twitter verbally attacking Chuck Todd. This is what our country has been reduced to?

      The WaPo is reporting that The King of Lies and Fake News is trying to come up with a plan to get rid of Sessions. Who reported the story? Robert Costa, so that means that this story came directly from The King of Fake News or Jared.

  41. D says:

    Scaramucci looks like a car salesman, he’ll try to convince you to buy the extras and upgrades that you don’t really need and he’ll keep calling you sweetheart or little lady. Creepy.

  42. Sandy says:

    The left is so very tolerant…fhat is if you agree with them! I’m religious, but painted as a crazy narrow minded zealot by these fine democrats. There is such thing as a catholic, pro gay, pro choice republican, the left thinks they own these issues and they don’t! Proud tolerant republican.

  43. Scarymoochie is pathetic. A perfect foil for trump.