Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacists

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacists

Scaramucci said no matter who's in the White House, Trump just does what he wants, though "I think he respects bluntness and he respects candor".

"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 a year ago.

SCARAMUCCI: Well, yeah. Look, we're not on a phone call, a taped phone call.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You mean Bannon and Breitbart, Steve Bannon?

After stating that the president needs to move away from what he referred to as the "Bannonbart" influence towards the mainstream, Scaramucci was asked whether "Bannon has to go".

"I think that there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president's interests or his agenda", the Manhasset financier told ABC News' "This Week".

Expect McMaster et al.to also be pressed on the "military option" for Venezuela, which the president laid on the table on Friday because, I guess, sounding "tough" is its own reward.

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.

Anthony Scaramucci sat down Sunday morning for his first interview since his chaotic and brief stint with the Trump administration.

Scaramucci reiterated that he felt the interview with Lizza was "off the record" and it was a "very deceitful thing" that Lizza did.

He said he is accountable for what he did.

"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", he said.

He said that with the addition of retired Gen. John Kelly as the new chief of staff after Priebus' dismissal, "it was going to be very hard for me to stay in the job".

"George, I didn't say I didn't do the wrong thing", Scaramucci said.

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