The Trump White House just went full reality TV

Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is trying to “undercut” leaks coming out of the divided camps within the Trump administration, and turned his ire on chief of staff Reince Priebus on July 27. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)

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If Thursday morning is any indication about what the Scaramucci Era will look like, it will make the first six months of the Trump administration look tranquil.

The new White House communications director just called into a morning show and suggested that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who would be his boss in any normal West Wing, may be behind the leaks that are plaguing the administration. He also mused openly about their strained relationship and suggested the president may have to decide between them.

What’s more, he did it all in response to a story written by a reporter who says nobody leaked anything to her, as Scaramucci had alleged.

There’s a lot to unpack here, but here are the basics: Scaramucci phoned in to CNN’s “New Day” program to respond to the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, who had reported that Scaramucci was fingering Priebus for the leaks.

Scaramucci had seemed to suggest as much himself in a Wednesday night tweet about his personal financial disclosure supposedly being leaked to Politico — something he labeled a “felony.” The tweet, which has since been deleted, tagged Priebus.

On CNN, Scaramucci said he tagged Priebus because Priebus, as chief of staff, is responsible for rooting out leakers. But he also said Priebus would have to prove that he is not a leaker himself.

“If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a…

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