Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Anthony Scaramucci Talks Trump, Charlottesville & His Own Dirty Mouth

Anthony Scaramucci Talks Trump, Charlottesville & His Own Dirty Mouth

Scaramucci, who was sacked last month after just 11 days in his White House role, said on ABC's "This Week" that the president should have identified the marchers as domestic terrorists, as National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster did on Sunday.

Trump came under fire Saturday when he condemned the "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" during the violent white supremacist rally.

"There were probably one or two people who wanted me in that job", including Trump, Scaramucci said. "I think [Trump] needed to be much harsher as it related to white supremacists".

Scaramucci went on to applaud Trump's National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster for calling it terrorism. The president is going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it.

The White House on Sunday released a statement that said "of course" Trump condemns "white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups".

"I think people are reluctant to tell him the truth".

In the wide ranging exclusive interview, the Mooch called Trump adviser Steve Bannon and Breitbart News "a snag" on the presidency, and seemed to suggest that Bannon's White House days are numbered. "Maybe Ivanka would do that ... maybe Jared [Kushner] would do that", he said. If the president really wants to execute that legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower-middle-class people and the middle-class people, then he has to move away from that sort of Bannon-bart nonsense, if you will.

Earlier in the day Axios.com portal reported, citing sources close to the president, that US President Donald Trump allegedly suspected that his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was the one behind the leaks about the latter's White House colleagues. "I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon". "Let's leave it up to the president".

He said that he thought that the phone call was off the record, and called it a "very deceitful thing" for Lizza to publish his quotes.

Asked if that included Bannon, Scaramucci said "well yeah", before saying, "I would prefer to let the president make the decisions the president needs to make".

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