Trump’s White House has seen a nonstop flow of scandal and chaos, none of which seems to be dying down any time soon. Between Stormy Daniels and Robert Mueller, Trump is just living on borrowed time, and his day in the hot seat will be coming soon. It wasn’t that long ago that Trump’s team looked quite differently.
According to reports from the New York Times, the day Trump fired Sean Spicer, he reportedly offered Anthony Scaramucci Sean Spicer’s position before asking Spicer to remain active in his role. Spicer, however, declined, telling the president he believed appointing Scaramucci to the position was a big mistake.
Almost immediately after the media caught wind of Trump’s latest decision, video surfaced of the New York financier calling the president a “hack” on live television back in August of 2015, just as the presidential campaigns began to heat up.
Speaking on the Fox Business Network, he said:
‘That’s another hack politician. He’s a hack politician. He’s probably going to make Elizabeth Warren his vice presidential nominee with comments like that. It’s anti-American, it’s very divisive. And I’ll tell you who he’s going to be president of. You can tell Donald I said this: the Queen’s County bullies association. You gotta cut it out now and stop all of this crazy rhetoric spinning everybody’s heads around.’
Scaramucci, the founder of the global investment firm SkyBridge Capital, continued:
‘I don’t like the way he talks about women, I don’t like the way he talks about Megyn Kelly, and you know what? The politicians don’t want to go at Trump because he’s got a big mouth, and he’s afraid he’s going to light them up on Fox News, and all of these other places. But I’m not a politician. You’re an inherited money dude from Queen’s County. Bring it, Donald.’
Scaramucci’s comments on Fox News followed previous comments by Trump criticizing “hedge fund guys” who apparently do little else but “move papers around.” Scaramucci previously worked as a hedge fund manager, according to The Hill.
On Friday afternoon, during the daily White House press briefing, the new communications director apologized for attacking the president on live television. He said:
‘He brings it up every 15 seconds, OK? One of the biggest mistakes I made, because I was an inexperienced person in the world of politics. I was supporting another candidate. I should have never said that about him. So Mr. President, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that.’
President Trump doesn’t seem to be bothered by the fact that Scaramucci openly admits he was an “inexperienced person in the world of politics” just less than two years ago.
If that’s any indication, Trump is in for a bumpy ride with his replacement communications director.
Watch the clip of Scaramucci mouthing off about Trump below, available via YouTube:
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