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"The President Show" casts Mario Cantone to play Anthony Scaramucci perfectly

Trump's rowdy communications director finds his perfect match in a former "Sex and the City" actor


Taylor Link
July 28, 2017 2:26PM (UTC)

A lot of names have been thrown around recently as possible impersonators of Anthony Scaramucci, the swaggering White House press secretary who found himself in hot water Thursday after making incredibly vulgar comments about fellow Trump staffers.

Look no further, satire fans. Comedy Central's "The President Show" found the perfect man for the job. Mario Cantone abruptly appeared as Scaramucci during the show's opening monologue Thursday, joining Anthony Atamanuik, who hilariously portrays President Donald Trump, behind the podium.

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"I would like to introduce you to my favorite team member, who I will eventually betray, Anthony Scaramucci," Atamanuik says in his perfect Trump impression.

Cantone, most known for playing Anthony Marentino on "Sex and the City," then enters the room, blowing kisses at the press corps.

"I'm going to fire so many people. I don't know who it is going to be . . . Reince," Cantone says during his introduction. "But I am going to get to the bottom of the leakage in the White House. Do you hear me Reince?"

"There's an old Italian expression my mother used to use when somebody hurt her. She'd say, 'Stick the umbrella up my ass, but don't open it,'" he adds.

Atamanuik's Trump was clearly pleased with his new, boisterous communications director. The fake, but eerily real Trump announces he "loves ethnics" after hearing the "old Italian expression."

"And I love President Chump," Cantone responds. "He's the love of my life. And I love love. I love love. I can suck my own cock."

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Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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