Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci will not speak at Politicon after making news with a bizarre, profanity-filled tirade to a reporter from The New Yorker and the convention’s co-founder is still in the dark amid conflicting media reports.
Politicon organizers issued the following statement to TheWrap: “While Anthony Scaramucci decided to cancel his scheduled appearance at Politicon this year, the beauty of Politicon is that we have dozens of huge names that political junkies will love, from Chelsea Handler, James Carville, America Ferrera, Cenk Uygur, and Rob Reiner to Ann Coulter, Roger Stone, Tomi Lahren, Ben Shapiro, and Ana Navarro. At least now we don’t have to worry about violating any local obscenity laws!”
Scaramucci was scheduled to speak in Freedom Hall at the Pasadena, California, event on Saturday afternoon in a session titled, “Anthony Scaramucci ‘Splains.” The convention’s website described the session as Scaramucci explaining, “Why we need Trump and what we miss when we refuse to listen.”
Scaramucci has been on a mission to crack down on White House leaks and has even threatened to fire the entire communications department. He made global news on Thursday when The New Yorker published comments he made during an on-the-record call with reporter Ryan Lizza.
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c—,” Scaramucci said about Trump’s chief strategist during the heated phone call. Scaramucci also called Chief of Staff Reince Priebus “a f—ing paranoid schizophrenic” during the phone call that featured a variety of profanity.
Scaramucci traveled to New York with President Trump on Friday to watch his new boss deliver a speech regarding gang violence.
Politicon, billed as the “unconventional political convention,” takes place July 29-30 in Pasadena, California at the Pasadena Convention Center. The convention’s site calls it ” the quintessential non-partisan event of the year.”
The weekend includes panels, debates, art, podcasts, comedy and a variety of political heavyweights. Politicon is not affiliated with any political organizations, parties or PACS.
16 'Morning Joe' Trump Insults That Got Personal, From 'Schmuck' to 'Jackass' (Photos)
President Trump recently received a ton of criticism for sending out a pair of tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts “Psycho” Joe Scarborough and “low I.Q. Crazy” Mika Brzezinski.
“She was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” he wrote of an encounter with Brzezinski he claims he had in Florida weeks before his inauguration.
While nothing can justify the president mocking a woman's appearance, the "Morning Joe" duo have been attacking Trump for months.
Check out 16 recent times the MSNBC stars said something that Trump could have taken personally.
They compared him to Kim Jong-un
“This is unprecedented, to have a president who behaves this way,” Brzezinski said on June 23. “It does feel like a developing dictatorship."
Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"
"What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."
"If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”
Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”
“If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.
Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.
“Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.
Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”