Scaramucci says Trump 'needed to be much harsher' on white supremacists

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday he believed there were people in the U.S. administration seeking to "eject" President Donald Trump as he does not belong to the political establishment class.

"I think [Trump] needed to be much harsher as it relates to the white supremacists", said Scaramucci.

Like many others, Scaramucci told host George Stephanopoulos that he disagreed with Trump's weak and weird statement on the outbreak of white supremacist violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I applaud General McMaster [Trump's national security adviser] for calling it out for what it is, it's actually terrorism".


"I believe that everyone who works in the White House - who has the privilege, the great privilege every day of serving their nation - should be motivated by that goal", he said. "This hate and division must stop, and it must stop now".

"If the president really wants to execute the legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower middle-class people and the middle-class people, then he has to move away from that "Bannon-bart" nonsense", he said.

Mr Scaramucci criticised the influence of Mr Bannon and his right-wing Breitbart News website, suggesting the President needed to move more toward the mainstream and moderates in order to push through "a very successful legislative agenda". Though the interview and subsequent Facebook live Q&A were full of his usual Trump ass-kissing, The Mooch pointedly insisted that the president take a firm stand against racism.

In Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in riots that turned deadly, resulting in three deaths and several injuries. It's not serving the president's interests.


In a brief speech at his resort in Bedminster, N.J., Trump condemned "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".

The responses from both Scaramucci and McMaster came the day after Axios reported that Trump suspected Bannon has been leaking damaging information about White House colleagues, and was weighing firing the political adviser. "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together".

Mr Scaramucci has spoke to ABC News in his first interview since he was sacked last month.

He said he believed the call was "off the record" and that it was "a very deceitful thing" for Lizza to record the call.


He admitted he "absolutely" made mistakes but said "I went in there with my heart and soul".


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