Scaramucci: White House plotters seeking Trump exit
- Author: Jon Douglas Aug 14, 2017,
Aug 14, 2017, 0:11
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 vehicle attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.
"The whole thing is nonsensical".
In what is being considered a dodge of the question of whether he can work with White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster refused to single out Bannon - or even mention him by name - in an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press". He has got to move more to the mainstream He has to be where the moderates and independents are that love the president.
Scaramucci offered no details, but added, "I think the president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House".
When asked by Stephanopoulos if that influence stemmed from Bannon, Scaramucci said, "I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon". If he does that, he'll have a successful legislative agenda that he can execute.
Former White House media chief Anthony Scaramucci.
"But you didn't ask for it to be off the record", Stephanopoulos said.
"I've never sat down with Steve Bannon and said, 'Hey are you a white nationalist or a white supremacist?' But I think the toleration of it by Steve Bannon is inexcusable". "And if he doesn't do that, you're going to see inertia and you're going to see this resistance from more of the establishment senators that he needs to curry favour with".
Scaramucci blasted Bannon in an oft-quoted New Yorker interview that featured the man known as "the Mooch" uttering blue language.
"Listen, there's probably mutual disappointment on both sides, again I have to be accountable for what I did and I am", he said.
After talking about President Trump's response to Charlottesville, Anthony Scaramucci spoke out on ABC's This Week this morning about his short yet memorable tenure at the Trump White House. The chilling came as Bannon fought with Jared Kushner, a top Trump aide and the President's son-in-law.
Scaramucci said he didn't know and hasn't directly asked Bannon about his views. It's not serving the president's interests.
But he added that he wanted to take accountability for his actions and that what he did "was wrong".