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

Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

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.

Responding to questions about whether Trump should have spoken out against white supremacists after a rally in Charlottesville turned violent on Saturday, Scaramucci was critical of the President. "With the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out".

He also directed profanity-laced insults at Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

"He made a choice in his presidential campaign, the folks around him, to go to the gutter, to play on our worst prejudices", Signer, a Democrat, said.

Amid growing bipartisan criticism of his initial response, White House advisers appearing Sunday on talk shows strove to defend the president.

While Trump has condemned the violence Saturday where one person was killed and multiple were injured, he blamed it on "many sides".

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

"You also got this sort of Bannon-bart influence in there, which I think is a snag on the president", Scaramucci said.

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

The former communications director also addressed the expletive-laden tirade in which he referred to then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as a "f**king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac", and hit out at Steve Bannon, stating "I'm not Steve Bannon". Furthermore, Trump's advisers are "reluctant to tell him the truth", he said. "I think the president knows what he's going to do".

Scaramucci was sacked only 10 days into his job as communications director after the New Yorker published an obscenity-laced interview he had with a reporter.

The interview with Stephanopoulos was Scaramucci's first since he was sacked 11 days into his White House job.

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