Carpenter then took what seemed to be an unprompted shot at Scaramucci, saying “He worked for Trump, so I don’t know.”

“You worked for Ted Cruz, a full-on traitor,” Scaramucci shot back. “You don’t have any standing to say that.”


“Excuse me?” Carpenter shot back, but not in an ironically detached Steve Martin-way. More in a genuinely shocked and aggrieved Tracy Flick sort of way.

“Excuse me, Anthony Scaramucci,” she added. “I remember you going to the cameras and praising Donald Trump to the hilt. When I worked for Ted Cruz, you want to go there? He took principled constitutional stands. Excuse me, what was that? You really think I should answer to you? With my work history, when you were Donald Trump’s communications person willingly? Get lost.”