The Mooch wants to help laid-off Toys ‘R’ Us workers

The Mooch wants to play Kris Kringle.

Laid-off Toys ‘R’ Us workers who have been trying to get the bankrupt company to pay them severance have a friend in Anthony Scaramucci — the short-lived White House communications director.

His hedge fund, SkyBridge, an investor in a company that invested in Toys ‘R’ Us’ debt, wants the firm to fork over some cash to a hardship fund for laid-off workers.

Last week, the Mooch encouraged Solus Altnerative Asset Management to give up some dough, according to an e-mail exchange between him and Jim Baker of the Private Equity Stakeholder Project — an initiative that is advocating for the 33,000 workers who lost their jobs in June.

“Please encourage Solus to support laid-off workers,” Baker wrote in an e-mail, which was shared with The Post.

“We have,” the Mooch replied.

Scaramucci did not respond to a query from The Post.

The retailer’s buyout investors, Bain Capital and KKR, have recently agreed to chip in $20 million for the fund — but the Stakeholder Project is holding out for the full $75 million the workers were originally promised in bankruptcy court.

Baker’s group has been pressuring debtholders including Solus, and others, arguing that they were responsible for pushing the retailer into liquidation. Solus, according to reports, says it is not responsible for the retailer’s liquidation or obliged to contribute to severance package.

Solus held $308 million of Toys ‘R’ Us debt as of June.

Former toy workers have appealed to New Jersey and Virginia officials to pull the state’s pension investments from Solus.