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Mario Cantone Gets First Crack at Portraying 'The Mooch'

Mario Cantone

The Sex and the City alumni didn't wait for SNL to play Anthony Scaramucci. 

It's a safe bet that never in the history of a presidential administration has there been a crew as easily lampoonable as Donald Trump's, and they just keep coming. Within hours of introducing the country to the colorful new White House Communication's Director Anthony Scaramucci, the buzz about who would play him on Saturday Night Live began. Sex and the City alumni Mario Cantone's name came up immediately due in large part to the fact that he's something of a doppelganger for the diminutive and mouthy Scaramucci. But Cantone didn't wait for SNL's Lorne Michaels to call. Comedy Central's The President Show scooped him up to play Scaramucci opposite Anthony Atamanuik's as Trump.

The sketch that aired Thursday night featured Cantone's Scaramucci as something of a foul-mouthed soothsayer predicting the firing of Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, which actually happened a few hours later.

"Can you comment on the fact that only a few years ago you supported Democrats, were pro-choice, and pro-gun control?" a reporter in the sketch asked Cantone's Scaramucci. "You talking to me or him (the Trump character)?" the Scaramucci character replied, as he and Trump bonded over their similarities.

Watch the sketch below.

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