Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence

  • Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence

Scaramucci criticizes Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence

Scaramucci, who was sacked by President Trump after just over a week in the White House, called the Steve Bannon influence on the administration a "snag" for the president with respect to his legislative agenda. "If he doesn't do that, you'll see inertia".

Scaramucci said he will "of course" be able to "live down" his ouster from the Trump administration, noting that he was once fired from Goldman Sachs.

A former Wall Street financier, Mr Scaramucci was sacked from his job at the end of a chaotic 10 days which started with White House press secretary Steve Spicer resigning.

"I wouldn't have given that statement", Scaramucci told Stephanopoulos.

"What happens in Washington.is the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him", Mr Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci tried to explain Trump's thinking. But you've also got this sort of Bannonbart influence in there which I think is a snag on the president. It's not serving the president's interests.

Ousted White House communications boss Anthony Scaramucci claims there are figures in Washington actively working against President Donald Trump.

"It could be an America of yesteryear", said Scaramucci, again seemingly unaware of Breitbart News' coverage from Charlottesville.

Trump fielded bipartisan criticism on Saturday when he suggested that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which ended in a auto plowing into a group of described "anti-racist" protesters - killing one person and injuring 19 others.

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. "I want to be totally accountable for what I did, and obviously I paid the consequences of having that sort of conversation with him".

He also said that Trump's aides and advisers are "probably reluctant" to be truthful with him and suggested that the president's eldest daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would be the ones who can do that.

During his brief time at the White House, Mr Scaramucci promised to take a hard line against leakers.

Scaramucci said that the president "knows what he's going to do with [Bannon]", and decried Bannon's "toleration" of racism.

"Can you and Steve Bannon still work together", Todd asked.