Late night hosts were besides themselves on Monday night. Especially Stephen Colbert.
"I come to you tonight a broken man," Colbert said to his "Late Show" audience. "Because just this afternoon I was shocked by this breaking 'nooch.'" The breaking news, or as Colbert called it "nooch," was the ouster of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director -- a role he had for just 10 days.
"He said he was going to fire everybody and I got to admit he delivered," the CBS host said. For Colbert, the short length of Scaramucci's stint was hard to fathom.
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"The Mooch lasted as communications director for only ten days! Ten! That's not even a whole pay period!" Colbert said. "His going away party can serve what's left of his welcome cake. They can change 'congratulations' to 'congratulater.'"