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Scaramucci likens White House job to Mr. Wolf from 'Pulp Fiction'

Scaramucci likens White House job to Mr. Wolf from 'Pulp Fiction' Scaramucci likens White House job to Mr. Wolf from 'Pulp Fiction'
Melinda Barton | 13 August, 2017, 20:28

He said that if he was still working in the White House, he would not have recommended Trump make the statement he did. The president offered praise for law enforcement active in Charlottesville and called for "study" of what's happening to "see what we're doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen".

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci hit at Steve Bannon for his controversial views a day after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, descended into violence.

In an appearance Saturday at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump had vaguely faulted "many sides" for the violence - a phrase he then repeated.

Scaramucci said he didn't know and hasn't directly asked Bannon about his views.

Scaramucci said Trump "has to move away from that sort of Bannon-bart nonsense" and "move more to the mainstream" way of thinking that is embraced by most moderate Republicans and independents.

Amid growing bipartisan criticism of his initial response, White House advisers appearing Sunday on talk shows strove to defend the president. If he does that, he'll have a successful legislative agenda that he can execute.

"I've never sat down with Steve Bannon and said, 'Hey, are you a white nationalist or a white supremacist?' But I think the toleration of it by Steve Bannon is inexcusable", 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.

Scaramucci's appearance on "This Week" was his first major public interview since being fired last month after launching into a profanity-laced rant on a call with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza. Furthermore, Trump's advisers are "reluctant to tell him the truth", he said.

Former White House media chief Anthony Scaramucci.

Scaramucci, who held the position as Trump's top spokesman for 11 days, gave ABC his first interview since he was sacked at the end of July by Gen. John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff.