Scaramucci Goes After Colombian-Born Grad Student Because He Can’t Handle Op-Eds

Nov 27, 2017
3:04 PM

Anthony Scaramucci speaks at the 2016 SkyBridge Alternatives “SALT” Conference at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (Photo by Jdarsie11/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International)

Leave it to the very thin-skinned Anthony Scaramucci for threatening to sue a Colombian-born Tufts University graduate student over an opinion piece, but that is exactly what happened, according to a Monday story in the Boston Globe.

Apparently, the Mooch’s lawyer sent a November 21 letter to the Tufts Daily and cc’d Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy grad student Camilo A. Caballero for a November 6 op-ed called “Seeking power of values over power of money.” In that op-ed, Caballero wrote the following opinion about Scaramucci:

However, there sits on the Board of Advisors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts a man whose career and ideals are diametrically opposed to those ideas and who sullies the vision of the University.

This is Anthony Scaramucci, a man who began his infamously short career as the White House communications director by uttering profanity-laced comments on national news outlets, the man who sold his soul in contradiction to his own purported beliefs for a seat in that White House and a man who makes his Twitter accessible to friends interested in giving comfort to Holocaust deniers.

A man who is irresponsible, inconsistent, an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability should not be on the Fletcher Board. The Board of Advisors plays a critical role in building the spirit of our school and also, in more practical terms, board members define and oversee our school’s operations.

That op-ed led to this letter from Scaramucci’s lawyer:

Then, according to the Globe, Tufts postponed a Monday event that featured Scaramucci.

The Globe also said this about Caballero:

Caballero was born in Colombia and immigrated with his mother and two brothers to Stockbridge, Ga., when he was about 9 years old. He’s a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a degree in international affairs and is a recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. He hopes to join the State Department as a foreign service officer after completing studies at the Fletcher School next month.

In addition, Scaramucci has been tweeting A LOT about this in the last 24 hours: