New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is going after the media after the New York Post reported that his second wife has filed for divorce.
Scaramucci didn't deny the Page Six story, which reported that 38-year-old Deidre Ball is ending her 3-year marriage with Scaramucci, 52, over his successful quest to get close to President Trump, whom she reportedly despises. Instead, he called out the coverage of the report, which he said will reveal "who in the media has class and who doesn't."
"Family doesn't need to be drawn into this," Scaramucci wrote in a Saturday morning tweet.
"She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C.," an unnamed source told the Post. Ball deleted her Twitter account, @MrsAScaramucci, after it was announced her husband would replace the embattled Sean Spicer in the White House.
Ball and Scaramucci share a house in Manhasset on Long Island, a town that is also home to former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes.
"Deidre is not a fan of Trump, and she hasn't exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House," another source close to Scaramucci said. "I don't know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he's an ambitious man."
Scaramucci, who was photographed boarding Air Force One on Friday not wearing his wedding ring, asked the media to stay away from his family.
"Leave civilians out of this. I can take the hits, but I would ask that you would put my family in your thoughts and prayers & nothing more," he said.
According to reports, Scaramucci and Ball married back in 2014. The couple have two children together – Anthony Jr. and AJ.
The news caps off a chaotic week for Scaramucci, whose profane interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza dominated news coverage just as Republicans were attempting to pass a "skinny" repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
During the interview, Scaramucci called former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus " a f— paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoid" and claimed chief strategist Steve Bannon was trying to build his own personal brand off "the strength of the president."
After the interview was published, Scaramucci said he'd refrain from using "colorful language," but stopped short of apologizing for his comments.
"How this level of dysfunction helps the White House move its agenda, I have no idea," GOP strategist Mack Mackowiak told The Hill. "This is a circus right now."