ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI: Okay, so this is a list of the things that I fear the most after great contemplation.
Number 1. The dark.
Number 2. Divorce attorneys. My divorce attorney was fantastic by the way. I mean he’s literally become a very close friend.
Number 3. Having somebody I really love fall out of love with me.
Number 4. Loss of a loved one's life, God forbid.
Number 5. Lack of communication with my own children. When you go through a divorce and you get a little of he said she said, uh there could be some alienation then in fairness to the kids. If the situations very stressful, they could wanna pull away or check out on their own for their own self preservation. So, you know, that would really be a rough one for me. My kids from my first marriage are 26, 23 and 19 respectfully. Boy, girl, boy and they’re getting up there and you know, I think they ask you for specific adult-like information and advice, but not a hundred percent connecting yet.
Number 6. Financial insecurity. So that comes from my upbringing. You know my mom and dad, uh, we grew up in a middle class area. Primarily in a blue collar enclave on Long Island and uh, you know, you would have never predicted my financial, economic slash intellectual outcome coming from that neighborhood. No way. And you woulda said okay, this guy's going to the sheetrock business or the plumbing business, you would have never thought I would be a uh, hedge firm manager. So financial insecurity is one step around the corner if you grow up with no money.
Number 7. Violence. We have definitely gotten less violent, you know Steven Pinker wrote a great book about the better angels in our nature, and so I read the entire book and I do believe him. You know, we’ve become calmer. Uh, but his whole premise is like, you know, you’re like a primordial piece of machinery. You’re uh, you’re sitting here in this one hundred thousand-year-old piece of machinery. So you have all these primordial and atavistic instincts. And yet we’re reaching a point in society where we’re actually secularly transitioning into something more sublime. And so I like all that but I do think that there’s a hotness or a heat in the system right now, where the bellicose, the rhetoric has gotten so intense that people are dropping pipe bombs off at each other’s houses. And so to me, I’m not saying that I get up in the morning and I feel fear that something violent’s gonna happen to me, but I do know that there is unfortunately, and there always will be, some level of violence.
Number 8. Returning to Washington. That could be actually nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen. I was laughing at the President the other night where he was saying that uh, he thought the real estate people in New York were animals until he got to Washington DC and he realized that these people are a bunch of babies and so I mean there’s just the worst people I’ve ever met in my life. It’s changed and colored what I really think of government and what I really think of public service. I mean these, these people do not serve the public interest. There’s a very good reason why the American people hate these people and there’s a very very good reason why the American people voted out levels of the establishment and brought in President Trump.
Number 9. False accusation. I’ve been accused of sleeping with people that I’ve never slept with, but the good news is that those people know I never slept with ‘em so we’re both good. Uh, but an accusation that’s sexual predation accusation God forbid, and by the way, I’m very comfortable that’s not gonna happen to me because I haven't done anything like that. I mean usually, it, people look like the white Shrek. I mean this guy Harvey Weinstein to me looks like a white Shrek. I mean he’s probably had to do stuff like that to get to women. I don’t, I don’t, I’ve never had any problem so I’m not saying I’m gonna have an issue, knock on wood, well what about the accusation? You know, how are you gonna defend yourself from that?
Number 10. Losing the ability to be useful to my family or the society. I got raised to be fairly independent. I had a paper route when I was a very young kid. I was hustling for dough while I was in college. I was hustling for dough while I was in law school. I’ve been working in one way, shape or form since I was twelve, thirteen years old and so I’m never retiring. Okay I like the game. You know what I mean. I don’t know if you want to call Dr. Kerkorian [sic] or whatever his name is that you know is killing people, but I sort of don’t want to be here if I’m not really uh functioning and capable of helping others.
PRODUCER: So what would be your dream...you die at your desk or something? Like how would this, you know...
AS: Well, I, I want to die like Nelson Rockefeller.
PRODUCER: How's that?
AS: You don’t know how he died?
AS: Alright well, he died in bed in flagrante delicto.
PRODUCER: Got it.
AS: Got it? And they had to haul him out of there and so that’s how I want to die. Is that bad?
My name’s Anthony Scaramucci, and these are ten things that scare me.