For a White House which claims that pretty much every other article put out about them by the mainstream media is “fake news,” you would think that those working within would be experts at determining the legitimacy of things like, say, an email? This does not seem to be the case, however, as former Trump Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci was pranked in EPIC fashion by an internet troll, just days before his resignation.
The email prankster, who hails from the United Kingdom, claimed in a message to Scaramucci to be former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the day following his resignation. The email read:
“I had promised myself I would leave my hands mud free,” wrote the fake Priebus prankster, “but after reading your tweet today which stated how; ‘soon we will learn who in the media who has class, and who hasn’t’, has pushed me to this. That tweet was breathtakingly hypocritical, even for you. At no stage have you acted in a way that’s even remotely classy, yet you believe that’s the standard by which everyone should behave towards you? General Kelly will do a fine job. I’ll even admit he will do a better job than me. But the way in which that transition has come about has been diabolical. And hurtful. I don’t expect a reply.”
Well, Scaramucci did reply, apparently tricked into believing that the above email did in fact come from the actual Reince Priebus:
“You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A Man would apologize.”
The fake Priebus wrote back:
“I can’t believe you are questioning my ethics! The so called ‘Mooch’, who can’t even manage his first week in the White House without leaving upset in his wake. I have nothing to apologize for.”
Scaramucci then ended the conversation as follows:
“Read Shakespeare. Particularly Othello. You are right there. My family is fine by the way and will thrive. I know what you did. No more replies from me.”
For those who have not read Othello, its a tragedy in which a man kills his wife, Desdemona, after being tricked by a friend into believing that she had been unfaithful.
The prankster, who has been posting on Twitter over the last few days, also prank emailed Scaramucci with a fake Jon Huntsman Jr., the Ambassador to Russia-designate. The fake Huntsman Jr. account sent the following email to Scaramucci on the day prior to Priebus resigning:
“Who’s (sic) head should roll first? Maybe I can help things along somewhat.”
Scaramucci simply replied:
“Both of them,” likely referring to Priebus and White House Adviser Steve Bannon.
In addition to Scaramucci, the prankster also tricked others, including Huntsman Jr., Eric Trump and Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert.