In July 2017, several news outlets reported that Anthony Scaramucci had deleted several old tweets after he was hired as U.S. President Donald Trump’s new White House communications director. As reports filed in, and tweets disappeared, an image purportedly showing a sexually explicit tweet Scaramucci had posted several years before suddenly appeared, along with an oddly insistent description:
Ten years in and we bone like we’re cheating on each other WITH each other. A decade-plus and her clit-brown-tain-area stil pOwns my dick.
The message shown in this tweet really did appear on 9 July 2009, but (probably predictably) it was not sent by Anthony Scaramucci. It was actually posted by director Kevin Smith, and it is still available on his Twitter timeline:
Ten years in and we bone like we’re cheating on each other WITH each other. A decade-plus and her clit/brown/taint-area still pOwns my dick.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) July 9, 2009
Both messages show the same timestamp, indicating that whomever created the fake Scaramucci message simply cut out Smith’s Twitter name and replaced it with that of the new White House communications director:
Scaramucci said that he was deleting old tweets, many of which criticized President Donald Trump, because he didn’t want his “past views” to serve as a distraction:
Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017
Although the tweet may have been embarrassing to Scaramucci if it had been real, it is of a personal nature and therefore would not have conflicted in any way with his position.
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