Anthony Scaramucci, the new director of communications at the White House, refers to himself as "The Mooch." Photo: Gage Skidmore
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Tiffany Midge: A gangster nicknamed 'The Mooch' enters the White House

There WAS a new sheriff in town and his name still is Anthony Scaramucci. But he's no longer the communications director for President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post. After an explosive 10-day tenure, which included a profanity-laden interview in The New Yorker and the resignation of the White House chief of staff, Tiffany Midge, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, wonders if you can tell the difference between Trump's colorful sidekick and Hollywood gangsters:
The following is a list of statements and quotes from Anthony Scaramucci, Tony Soprano, and Tommy DeVito (portrayed by the actor Joe Pesci in the movie Good Fellas). Take this multiple choice quiz and find out how well you can identify gangster movies and TV shows vs. White House staff personnel. Warning, if profanity disturbs you, don’t read any further.

  1. Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.
  2. If you’re going to die yourself you should leave a “package” to leave your niece who has MS, it’s like your bullshit with the cat, the fucking animal catches mice for us and you’d drown it.
  3. Let me leak this fucking thing.
  4. There’s an old Italian saying: you fuck up once, you lose two teeth.
  5. I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci.
  6. Who the fuck cares? I’ll dig the fuckin’ hole. I don’t give a fuck. What is it, the first hole I dug? Not the first time I dug a hole. I’ll fuckin’ dig a hole. Where are the shovels?
  7. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosure, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.
  8. You’re damn right you are. You’re handsome, and smart, and a hard worker, and – let’s be honest – white. That’s a huge plus nowadays… Go out and get a blowjob.
  9. I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.
  10. Why didn’t you say somethin’? Fuck strippers, we coulda had a shrine. Sold holy water in gallon jugs. Coulda made millions.

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