Conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham offered a harsh critique of incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday after he went on the attack against fellow members of the Trump administration.
Sitting in for Tucker Carlson on his evening Fox News program, Ingraham said Scaramucci's behavior is not only distracting from President Trump's agenda, but is also "humiliating" the president.
"I think this, I'm sorry -- I like Scaramucci -- I think is very talented, but this episode is humiliating to the president. I think it ultimately humiliates him," she said to guest Newt Gingrich. "It does not serve the coming communication of this agenda well. I'm probably going to take them off by saying it, but I said out of deep love and affection. He's not helping his agenda at all."
Gingrich earlier in the day said that Scaramucci is "full of himself."
Her comments followed the publication of a New Yorker interview in which Scaramucci went on a profanity-laced rant about White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon.
"I'm sorry, but to go after Steve Bannon and say he's there in the White House until 11 o'clock every night, or wherever he is because he is trying to build his brand," Ingraham said. "Bannon doesn't need to build his brand. He's trying to help the country and help Trump."
She advised Scaramucci, who also raised the alarm of what he called a "felony" leak of his financial disclosure form on Wednesday, to settle these kinds of fights "behind closed doors" instead of in public.
Scaramucci tweeted Thursday that he would try to tamp down his colorful language, but will not give up his "passionate fight" for Trump's agenda.