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Scaramucci Goes Biblical On Reince Priebus — And There’s No Happy Ending To That Story

Anthony Scaramucci comparing his relationship with the chief of staff Reince Preibus to the Biblical one between Cain and Abel — and we all know how well that worked out.

“If you want to talk about the chief of staff, we have had odds. We have had differences. When I said we were brothers from the podium, that’s because we’re rough on each other,” he said on CNN Thursday morning. “Some brothers are like Cain and Abel. Other brothers can fight with each other and get along.”

Cain is depicted as murdering his brother, Abel, in the Book of Genesis, after being envious of the favor that God accords to Abel’s sacrifice. Cain is then branded as a murderer and hounded throughout his life. Scaramucci, whose arrival spurred the departure of ex-press secretary Sean Spicer, did not specify who was who in this analogy.

But it’s pretty clear he might pull a Cain, as he bruits about a plan to purge the West Wing of press leakers and insinuates that Priebus might be one of them. “If Reince wants to explain that he’s not a leaker, let him do that,” he told CNN. “But let me tell you about myself. I’m a straight shooter and I’ll go right to the heart of the matter.”

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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