Prediction

Jul 29, 2017
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will cause President Trump to turn on Anthony Scaramucci...

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Now panel, what will cause Donald Trump to turn on the Mooch? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Nothing. By the time we air, the Mooch will be attorney general.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Trump will fire Scaramucci after watching "All About Eve." And he realizes he's Margo Channing, and Mooch is Eve Harrington.

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SAGAL: Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: The president is going to catch the Mooch in the Oval Office in front of a mirror trying on Trump's jacket - and his tie and his hair.

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SAGAL: Well, if any of that happens, we're going to ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks to Mo Rocca, Roxanne Roberts and Adam Felber. Thanks to our fabulous audience here at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago.

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SAGAL: Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal. And we will see you next week.

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