Anthony Scaramucci lasted 10 days as the White House’s next communications director. After a whirlwind week, after his untamed mouth quickly turned him into a Late Show favorite, Stephen Colbert had to bid farewell to The Mooch.
“Yes, The Mooch is toast,” Colbert said on Monday’s show. “The front-stabber has been backstabbed. He said he was going to fire everybody and I’ve got to admit, he delivered.”
“That’s not even a whole pay period,” Colbert remarked on Scaramucci’s short stay, saying they should repurpose his welcome cake as a going away cake.“They can change ‘congratulations’ to ‘congratu-later!’”
Colbert, also known as The Colbooch, had “been a huge fan of for more than a week now.” So in order to bid The Mooch a proper farewell, Colbert grabbed a mic and belted out a mournful version of the slow part from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with a few words changed for the occasion.