Former White Home communications director Anthony Scaramucci says President Trump ought to have come out more durable towards white supremacy after Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“I believe he wanted to be a lot harsher because it associated to the white supremacists and the character of that,” Scaramucci stated throughout an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
He stated that if he was nonetheless working within the White Home, he wouldn’t have really helpful Trump make the statement he did.
In the course of the interview, his first sitdown TV interview since he left the White Home after 10 days on the job, Scaramucci additionally informed ABC he believed chief strategist Steve Bannon was one of many White Home’s greatest issues.
“He has to maneuver away from that type of ‘Bannon-bart’ nonsense,” Scaramucci stated, apparently combining Bannon’s identify with Breitbart, the web site that Bannon ran earlier than becoming a member of Trump’s marketing campaign final yr.
“The entire thing is nonsensical,” Scaramucci stated. “It isn’t serving the president’s pursuits.”
The White Home didn’t instantly reply to CNNMoney’s request for remark about Scaramucci’s remarks.
Scaramucci’s remarks got here a day after a rally in Virginia turned violent, as clashes broke out between white nationalists and counterprotesters. One particular person died when a automobile plowed right into a crowd.
Trump’s response was criticized by politicians on both sides of the aisle for failing to name white supremacist or alt-right teams concerned within the protests. As an alternative Trump condemned the “egregious show of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”
The White Home on Sunday launched a press release that stated “in fact” Trump condemns “white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist teams.”
— CNNMoney’s Tom Kludt and CNN’s Dan Merica contributed to this report.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed August 13, 2017: 10:55 AM ET