New White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci has fired stunning and lewd shots at some of US President Donald Trump's most loyal supporters, and threatened to fire his entire staff.
Mr Scaramucci has only been in the job a week, but he's wasting no time making his mark. In a shocking new interview with The New Yorker, the former high-flying Wall St financier crudely explained how he's different to Mr Trump's other closest advisors.
"I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c**k," he told interviewer Ryan Lizza.
The phone call began with Mr Scaramucci threatening to fire the entire White House communications team if Mr Lizza didn't reveal who told him about a dinner Mr Scaramucci just had with Mr Trump and Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
"Is it an assistant to the President?" Mr Scaramucci asked. After being told journalists don't reveal their sources, he said the entire staff would be fired over the next two weeks to be sure the leaker was gone.
"They'll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I'll fire tomorrow. I'll get to the person who leaked to you."
He then called Reince Priebus, the current White House chief of staff, a "f**king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac" who had spent six months "c**k-blocking" him from a senior role in the White House.
Moving onto controversy over his own financial disclosures, Mr Scaramucci said "the swamp will not defeat him", referring to himself in the third person. He then said anyone with a problem with his disclosure could "go f**k themselves".
Soon after the interview, Mr Scaramucci appeared on CNN and said he was a "straight-shooter", and compared his relationship with Mr Priebus to the biblical Cain and Abel - one of whom murdered the other.
He later tweeted he sometimes uses "colourful language", but would "not give up the passionate fight for Donald Trump's agenda".