Grassley to Trump: I'm 'Always Happy' to Meet You at WH, But 'Tell Scaramucci Not to Use That Filthy Language Around Me'

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July 28, 2017

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) told President Donald Trump on Twitter Friday that he is "always happy" to meet with him, but warned Trump to tell White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci not to use "that filthy language around me."

Grassley was referring to Scaramucci's raucous interview with the New Yorker published Thursday in which he lashed out at Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and Reince Priebus, who was ousted as White House chief of staff on Friday afternoon.

Scaramucci used expletive-filled language and vulgar references to criticize both men and the media.

"I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock," he said. "I'm not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I'm here to serve the country."

Scaramucci also referred to Priebus as a "fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac," and intimated that he expected him to soon depart the West Wing.

Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, did not appear to like Scaramucci's use of profanity.

"@realDonaldTrump I'm always happy to go to WhiteHouse to discuss w u Tell Scaramucci not to use that filthy language around me he toldmedia [sic]," the Iowa Republican wrote on Twitter.

Grassley has regularly tagged the president in his tweets to give advice, thank the president, and also to wish him a happy birthday.