Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Scaramucci criticizes President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville

Scaramucci criticizes President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville

Anthony Scaramucci became a pop-culture joke for his 11-day stint as White House communications director.

The ex-aide was speaking on the ABC News show This Week when he was asked by host George Stephanopoulos about the statement the U.S. president gave yesterday in which he condemned the violence but not neo-nazis specifically. He's got to move more into the mainstream, he's got to be more into where the moderates are and the independents are, George, that love the president.

Earlier in the day Scaramucci told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth".

"It could be an America of yesteryear", said Scaramucci, again seemingly unaware of Breitbart News' coverage from Charlottesville.

Mr Scaramucci, who was sacked last month after just 10 days on the job, told ABC there are "elements" within the White House trying to "eject" Mr Trump, according to the BBC.

In what is being considered a dodge of the question of whether he can work with White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster refused to single out Bannon - or even mention him by name - in an appearance Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press".

The "Bannon-bart influence" in the White House was a "snag" on the president, he said.

Scaramucci tried to explain Trump's thinking. If he does that, he'll have a successful legislative agenda that he can execute. A photograph shows Fields standing among members of Vanguard America, a group associated with the white supremacy movement, although the organization has denied that he's a member.

"The whole thing is nonsensical", Scaramucci said. And if he doesn't do that, you're going to see this inertia and you're going to see this resistance from more of the establishment senators that he needs to curry favor with. "The president's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it, but I think it's important for the people around him to give them direct advice, to be blunt with him".

However, he added that Mr Trump needed to bring in "more loyalists" to carry out his agenda.

"The president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House". On Saturday, the president had blamed "many sides". I could hear a lot of Steve Bannon's words in some of his speeches.

Scaramucci complained that what Lizza did was "very deceitful" while also taking responsibility.

But he added that he wanted to take accountability for his actions and that what he did "was wrong".

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