Anthony Scaramucci Takes Heat After Threatening to Sue College Student for Negative Commentary

“We’re disappointed that Mr. Scaramucci has taken this action,” a spokesperson for Tufts University tells TheWrap in a statement

Last Updated: November 27, 2017 @ 9:14 AM

Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump White House’s short-lived communications director and fledgling media publisher, found himself embroiled in yet another controversy of his own making on Monday after threatening to sue a college student over an editorial in the Tufts University student newspaper.

On Monday, The Tufts Daily, published a lawyer’s letter it received from the firm of Sadis & Goldberg LLP, alleging that recent commentary pieces by graduate student op-ed writer Camilo Caballero amounted to defamation of Scaramucci.

According to the letter, Scaramucci took particularly issue with Caballero’s claims that the former hedge funder and Tufts graduate was “an unethical opportunist” who “exuded the highest degree of disreputability.”

The letter prompted the university to postpone a planned event with Scaramucci Monday evening for students of the school’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where Scaramucci serves as a member of the Board of Advisors.

“We’re disappointed that Mr. Scaramucci has taken this action. The university has been working to facilitate a conversation that had been scheduled for Monday evening between Fletcher School students and Mr. Scaramucci about his background, experience and the petition calling for his removal from the Fletcher School Board of Advisors,” a university spokesperson told TheWrap. “In light of recent developments, we are postponing the event until these pending legal matters are resolved.”

The story lit up the peanut gallery on Twitter Sunday evening.

“Very Trumpian of @Scaramucci to threaten to sue a student for hurting his feelings and then whine when the university cools to the idea of him hanging around,” said MSNBC’s Joy Reid.

And it went from there.

Harsh words.

And in our era of Trumpian counter-punching, they were not ones the pugilistic former communications director could pass up responding to.

Scaramucci did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.