Scaramucci: Trump Charlottesville Statement Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' on White Supremacists


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.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said on ABC's "This Week". "I think [Trump] needed to be much harsher as it related to white supremacists". "It's actually terrorism and whether it's domestic or worldwide terrorism, with the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out", Scaramucci in the air of ABC.

Violence broke out Saturday at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "I think he's of the impression there is hatred on all sides".

"Let's leave it up to the president".

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I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth.

Despite his departure from the White House, Scaramucci said that he remains loyal and supportive of the president, and talked to him in the past week. The president is going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it.

Two Virginia state troopers who were part of the effort to quell the violence in Charlottesville died when their helicopter crashed on the outskirts of the town. He'll discuss what it's like to uproot your life to go work for the president only to be dismissed 10 days later because you couldn't resist making a joke during an on-the-record interview about Steve Bannon fellating himself. The president has a very good idea of the people that are undermining his agenda that are serving their own interests. The New Yorker'sRyan Lizza published an expletive-filled interview with Scaramucci, in which he bashed then-chief of staff Reince Priebus and used a sexually-vulgar term to describe Bannon. I think at the end of the day; the president knows who the leakers are.