Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' in Charlottesville Remarks

by Abel Hampton August 14, 2017, 0:15
Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' in Charlottesville Remarks

Trump fired Scaramucci, a wealthy NY financier, on July 31, just days after naming him as communications director.

Scaramucci gave his first interview since being ousted at the White House to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos". "He's got to move more into the mainstream".

SCARAMUCCI: Well, I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said of Trump's words on Saturday from Bedminster, New Jersey.

In his first televised appearance since he was ousted from his White House post, Scaramucci told This Week host George Stephanopoulos that - were he still Trump's communications director - he would not have written the fiercely criticized statement Trump gave on Saturday, shortly after the auto attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.

Host Todd then pressed whether McMaster "and Steve Bannon work in that same White House?" And if he does that, he'll have a very successful legislative agenda that he'll be able to execute.

Scaramucci wasn't the only figure in Trump's orbit attempting to put distance between the president and the highly controversial adviser.

The "alt-right", though once a term used to describe millennial and hipster conservatives, is now reserved for white nationalist groups and websites. And if he doesn't do that, you're going to see this inertia and you're going to see this resistance from more of the establishment senators that he needs to curry favor with.

Scaramucci, whose turn on the communications team lasted for less than two weeks, said in an interview with ABC News' This Week the president needed to get "more loyalists in" to protect his position.

Scaramucci blasted Bannon in an oft-quoted New Yorker interview that featured the man known as "the Mooch" uttering blue language.

"Is Steve Bannon a white nationalist, a white supremacist?" he asked.

"I believe he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacism and nature of that", he declared, adding that the "moral authority of the presidency" demands that the one holding that office "call that stuff out".

Asked again, McMaster said, "I am ready to work anybody who will help advance the President's agenda and advance the security, prosperity of the American people".

STEPHANOPOULOS: You've been tough on Steve Bannon. It's not serving the president's interests.

He said he believed the call was "off the record" and that it was "a very deceitful thing" for Lizza to record the call. I'm accountable for the mistake.


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