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

Charlottesville mayor on Trump'Look at the campaign he ran

Charlottesville mayor on Trump'Look at the campaign he ran

In his first televised appearance since he was ousted from his White House post, Scaramucci told This Week host George Stephanopoulos that - were he still Trump's communications director - he would not have written the fiercely criticized statement Trump gave on Saturday, shortly after the auto attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.

Trump's response was criticized by politicians on both sides of the aisle for failing to name white supremacist or alt-right groups involved in the protests.

If you were White House communications director yesterday, would you have advised he give that statement? I applaud [national security adviser] General [H.R.] McMaster for calling it out for what it is. I think he's also of the impression that there is hatred on all sides, but I disagree with it. "He's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it".

"The odds were stacked against me in that job", Scaramucci told ABC News, adding that the president wanted him in the post but "probably 200" others did not.

During his brief time working for the US President, Mr Scaramucci turned the White House upside down.

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In the wide ranging exclusive interview, the Mooch called Trump adviser Steve Bannon and Breitbart News "a snag" on the presidency, and seemed to suggest that Bannon's White House days are numbered. Maybe Ivanka would do that. If the president wants to execute the legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower and middle-class people, the middle-class people then he has to move away from that sort Bannon-Bart nonsense.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You have been tough on Steve Bannon, does he have to go?

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.

"Lots of reporters tape phone calls", Stephanpoulos said.

Asked if that included Bannon, Scaramucci said "well yeah", before saying, "I would prefer to let the president make the decisions the president needs to make".

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