Trump's Long Island bouncer – New York News

Rita Ciolli


Rita Ciolli is editor of the Editorial and Opinion pages of Newsday and amNewYork.

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The embodiment of the culture of Long Island, a place we all know is truly different from the rest of the country, has gone through many iterations. The ’90s were the Joey Buttacuocco era, the autobody shop owner who had an affair with a certain Lolita.

And entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Alec Baldwin and now Kate McKinnon have come to define our genius at making fun of ourselves and brilliantly razzing others.

In less than a week, however, Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci, the new White House director of communications from Manhasset, seems to have willingly taken up the mantle. Certainly, he likes announcing that he’s arrive: On Tuesday night, he tweeted a picture of him aboard his first flight on Air Force One.

And he’s proud of getting in your face, just like his outer-borough boss, Donald Trump. It got very New Yorkish Wednesday morning on national television. In an pugilistic exchange with Chris Cuomo, host of CNN’s “New Day,” who criticized Trump’s public trashing of…

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