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Scaramucci referenced the Monica Lewinsky scandal — and Lewinsky responded

Monica Lewinsky.
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Monica Lewinsky.

While slamming a reporter on Twitter, Anthony Scaramucci made a reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal — eliciting a response from Lewinsky herself Thursday.

The ousted White House communications director, after keeping relatively quiet on Twitter after he was forced out earlier this month, on Wednesday began slamming the New Yorker reporter whose article led to Scaramucci’s exit.

Scaramucci tweeted that his profanity-laced conversation with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza was taped without his permission, calling him a “#lowlife” on Twitter.

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Scaramucci also sent a tweet saying that Lizza “is the Linda Tripp of 2017,” referring to a woman who secretly taped conversations with Lewinsky about Lewinsky’s affair with President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

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Lewinsky responded Thursday morning with a wide-eyed emoji in reaction to Scaramucci’s tweet.

Scaramucci called Lizza on July 26 and went on a crude rant, calling then-chief of staff Reince Priebus “a [expletive] paranoid schizophrenic” and accusing chief strategist Steve Bannon of trying to do unprintable things to himself. Scaramucci’s comments were published on The New Yorker’s website the following day, and on July 31, Scaramucci was forced out of his post.

Scaramucci has since laid low, but he is now slated to sit for interviews with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday and with CBS’s Stephen Colbert on Monday.