By Oliver Gettell
July 27, 2017 at 10:41 PM EDT

Anthony Scaramucci has emerged as a fiercely loyal and vocal defender of President Trump since being appointed White House communications director last week, but he wasn’t always so confident in Trump’s leadership skills.

As Seth Meyers pointed out Thursday on Late Night, Scaramucci told the BBC in 2016, “If Donald Trump becomes the next president, I’m looking forward to the BBC helping me find a flat somewhere in London.”

“I have to say, I would have loved to have seen the Mooch living in London,” Meyers quipped. “That would make a fantastic TV show. They could call it The Great British Jerk Off.”

Meyers brought up the 2016 quote in comparison with Scaramucci’s most recent BBC interview, in which he claimed Trump isn’t a so-called elite because he eats cheeseburgers and pizza. BBC reporter Emily Maitlis challenged Scaramucci on that argument, inspiring Meyers to remark, “The Trump administration is so insane, even the British are getting flustered now. And the British weren’t even flustered by Dunkirk!”

Meyers also weighed in on Scaramucci’s profanity-laced rant to The New Yorker, in which he lashed out at fellow Trump aides Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon. Because Meyers couldn’t repeat some of Scaramucci’s choice language on the air, he replaced a certain word with a rooster’s crow for comedic effect.

Watch the video above for more from Meyers, including his thoughts on Trump’s transgender military ban and the GOP’s Obamacare repeal efforts.

Late Night With Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.

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