Anthony Scaramucci was in the White House for only ten glorious days, but he’s still bringing us all on a wild ride of headlines. Apparently, President Trump made him get a shot in the ass before he was allowed to sit near the Germaphobe in Chief.
The Mooch spoke at NYU’s College Republicans chapter on Thursday night and chatted about the New Yorker interview that ended his stint as White House communications director. You know, the interview where he called a reporter and said, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.”
Scaramucci also shared a lovely anecdote about how Trump, who is famously scared of getting sick, wouldn’t let Mooch sit next to him on Air Force One until he got a shot of penicillin. Here’s the full gem from NYU Local:
Asked about his favorite White House story during the Q&A portion of the evening, Scaramucci recalled an anecdote of a time while aboard Air Force One. Trump, a notorious germophobe, noticed Scaramucci had a hoarse voice and was under the weather. Trump, Scaramucci said, subsequently sent him to his doctor, Ronny Jackson (now Trump’s nominee to be the new VA Secretary), who proceeded to inject him in the butt with penicillin and cortisone before he could return to sit alongside Trump during the flight.
It is worth noting that a shot of antibiotics aren’t immediately effective for clearing up an infection. It takes two to three days for penicillin to take effect, so Scaramucci’s forced injection probably wouldn’t have saved Trump from a sore throat.
Scaramucci has talked about the incident before — last December, he told a morning radio show that he thought the whole thing was kind of funny.
“It also tells you about life and our humanity,” he told Len Berman on 710 WOR. “There I am, traveling on the most famous plane in the world, with the most powerful person on the planet, and my pants are down and I’m taking a shot of penicillin like I was in the second grade.”
This anecdote is even better than the time Scaramucci signed off a press conference with kiss.