Anthony Scaramucci, in his first interview since his fleeting tenure as President Donald Trump's communications director, said that his former boss should have been "much harsher with regards to white supremacy", when speaking about this weekend's Charlottesville clashes.
"He has to move away from that sort of "Bannon-bart" nonsense", Scaramucci said, apparently combining Bannon's name with Breitbart, the website that Bannon ran before joining Trump's campaign past year.
"What happens in Washington.is the President is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him", he told George Stephanopoulos on This Week on ABC News on Sunday.More news: Indian tourists stranded in Nepal floods
Scaramucci insisted he was unaware the interview was being recorded and hit out at The New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza after the interview was published, taking to Twitter to describe Lizza as the "Linda Tripp of 2017" and insisting "He absolutely taped the call without my permission", adding #lowlife.
Kelly is said to be holding daily meetings with top White House aides throughout the president's working vacation in Bedminster.
During ABC News' livestream interview after This Week, Scaramucci was asked if he believes Bannon is a white supremacist or white nationalist.More news: Scaramucci on Trump Charlottesville statement: The president "needed to be much harsher"
The Trump White House reportedly received another, "Thanks, but no thanks" response from a high-profile player who has passed on a senior administration position.
Trump "has got to go more to the mainstream", Scaramucci said. It's not serving the president's interests.
Scaramucci also hinted that the days are numbered for Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon. "I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon". "I think he's also of the impression that there's hatred on all sides, but I disagree with it", he said.More news: Weekend tropical outlook: A depression could develop in the Atlantic
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