Thursday, 19 October, 2017

'Needed To Be Much Harsher': Scaramucci Hits Trump On Charlottesville Statement

Scaramucci:Trump 'needed to be much harsher' on white supremacists Scaramucci: Bannon's 'toleration' of white nationalism is 'inexcusable'
Melinda Barton | 13 August, 2017, 18:26

"Well, obviously, I wish they would give me a bar of soap and tell me to go wash my mouth out in the bathroom and move on", Scaramucci said during the ABC interview.

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.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said.

Violence broke out Saturday at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The situation turned deadly when a man drove a vehicle directly into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others. He has got to move more to the mainstream He has to be where the moderates and independents are that love the president. Furthermore, Trump's advisers are "reluctant to tell him the truth", he said.

"The president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House".

Scaramucci had boasted that he reported directly to the president and not the former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

"He wrote the article like I was unhinged and overly emotional and bombastic", Scaramucci said of Lizza.

Stephanopoulos played portions of the conversation Scaramucci had with Lizza, as Scaramucci listened.

He also said that how he sounds on the audio of the conversation is much different than how he comes across in print - calmer in conversation than the inflammatory words would suggest. But to Scaramucci ― a Wall Street financier who served less than two weeks in his White House post last month ― the president's response was textbook Trump.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But is there anyone in the White House right now that said, boy, you just made a real mistake there?

He said that Trump had created an "opening" for corporate CEOs to "enter the system", and mentioned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and The Walt Disney Co.'sBob Iger as corporate chieftains who have expressed an interest in politics. "I am a straight talking person".