Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that Trump should’ve been “much harsher” in his condemnation of the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia.
President Donald J. Trump on Saturday said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
According to the disgraced Wall Street entrepreneur who lasted just ten days in his role as communications director, Trump’s statement didn’t work. “I wouldn’t have recommended that statement,” Scaramucci said on ABC’s “This Week.” He continued, “I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that.”
Scaramucci’s comments match those of the left media, and GOP members like Senator Marco Rubio, who believe Trump needed to be more direct on the source of the attacks, instead saying “many sides” were to blame for the incident.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) added: “These bigots want to tear our country apart, but they will fail. America is far better than this. Our Nation was built on fundamental truths, none more central than the proposition ‘that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.’”
Scaramucci praised the sentiment of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who said: “It’s actually terrorism and whether it’s domestic or international terrorism, with the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out.”
Anthony Scaramucci was certainly no stranger to “harsh” language during his tenure as White House communications director, saying that former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was a “f*cking paranoid schizophrenic,” and that one of Trump’s top advisors, Steve Bannon, performs sexual acts on himself. (The statement is so crude we won’t reprint it here on DML NEWS).
Scaramucci, who claimed numerous times that he loves the president, has a history of bashing the billionaire businessman. Scaramucci once called the president a political hack. He’s also praised Hillary Clinton as a smart woman who he wanted to see run for president. He also donated to the campaign of Barack Obama.Prior to joining the Trump team, he donated to Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker for president in 2016. Then, after Walker dropped out, he supported former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush.
Scarmucci made headlines days ago when he promised late night TV host and avid Trump hater, Stephen Colbert with an exclusive interview. But then quickly gave the exclusive interview to ABC NEWS where he made the comments this morning.
Scaramucci is also dealing with a divorce. His wife announced she was filing for divorce shortly after he joined the Trump administration, stating he was obsessed with being in a position of power.
Scaramucci wouldn’t have recommended Trump Charlottesville statement, “He needed to be much harsher as it related to white supremacists.” pic.twitter.com/l5cbwUF63c
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 13, 2017
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