Scaramucci: Trump Has to 'Move Away' from 'Bannon-Bart Nonsense'

Pauline Gross
August 13, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci is back, and on ABC's This Week today, he said that President Trump's statement on Charlottesville should have been "much harsher".

Mr Scaramucci, who was removed as communications director last month after just 10 days on the job, told ABC there are "elements" within the White House trying to "eject" Mr Trump, according to the BBC.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement". "I think [Trump] needed to be much harsher as it related to white supremacists".

He added that "you have to call that stuff out", given the "moral authority" of the President.

The former White House communications director's remarks refer to a controversial statement Trump gave Saturday condemning violence "on many sides" - rather than violence from white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered at the rally.

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Scaramucci said during the interview that he accepts that what he did was wrong, but emphasized that people need to move on and focus on the president's agenda. Furthermore, Trump's advisers are "reluctant to tell him the truth", he said.

SCARAMUCCI: Well, let's leave it up to the president. The president is going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it.

Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the town. Scaramucci decried what he called the "Bannon-Bart" influence at the White House, labelling it "nonsense".

In his interview Sunday, Scaramucci fueled recent rumors about a forthcoming shakeup in White House staff, suggesting that chief strategist Steve Bannon was behind some of the leaks that have plagued Trump's presidency.

SCARAMUCCI: Well, I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon.

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