A British reporter confronted newly hired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci Wednesday over whether President Trump is an elitist and Scaramucci pointed to the president’s diet as evidence that he is not.
“What part of Donald Trump is not elite? The business side? The politics side? The inheritance side?” BBC reporter Emily Maitlis asked.
Scaramucci was more than eager to respond.
“Oh, my god, there’s [sic] so many things about the president. How about the cheeseburgers, how about the pizzas that we eat?” Scaramucci replied.
Maitlis wasn’t quite satisfied with that answer.
“Everyone eats cheeseburgers, pizzas, what are you talking about?” the reporter fired back.
But Scaramucci had no patience for the quibbling, saying that the reporter herself was “coming across a little elitist” and defending his middle-class upbringing by saying he had a “tight budget” and “little to no money.”
Despite just being hired, Scaramucci has been working overtime revamping President Trump’s communications initiative, and to say he has a lot on his plate is an understatement. On top of quailing the PR maelstroms that are the president’s tweets about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the president’s abrupt decision to ban transgenders from the U.S. military, Scaramucci has been assigned the seemingly insurmountable task of patching White House leaks.
Nonetheless, reinforcing the president’s image as a man of the people and by the people will always be the comm. director’s number one purview, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to do so to Maitlis.
“He knows how to operate in the elitist world and has unbelievable empathy for the common struggle that’s going on with the middle-class people and the lower middle-class people,” Scaramucci said.
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) July 27, 2017
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