A New York Jewish Republican consultant is going to bat for Anthony Scaramucci on Twitter, and threatened to start “dropping oppo” on former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, the Daily News reported Sunday.
Arthur Schwartz, a pugnacious local Republican operative, wrote a series of provocative tweets in defense of the new White House communications director over the weekend, intimating that Priebus had been unfaithful to his wife. Schwartz later deleted the tweets and apologized.
Though identified by the New York Post as Scaramucci’s spokesman, Schwartz said that he was simply a friend of the former hedge fund executive.
I just bought one of these for @Scaramucci. pic.twitter.com/lLCctK5KR0— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) July 30, 2017
Schwartz, who according to Axios is an external advisor to the Zionist Organization of America, had gone to bat for Scaramucci earlier this month. “Anthony is a foot soldier in the president’s war on fake news,” Schwartz said of Scaramucci in a July 21 New York Post article.
This story "Meet Anthony Scaramucci’s Jewish Attack Dog" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.