Fired former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Donald Trump on Sunday for not clearly condemning the display of violence from white nationalists at a Saturday rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left at least three dead and 35 more injured.
Violence broke out Saturday at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. One person died when a vehicle plowed into a crowd. It's his decision, but at the end of the day, the president has a very good idea of who the leakers are inside the White House.
Scaramucci was sacked after just 11 days on the job.
The former communications director also addressed the expletive-laden tirade in which he referred to then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as a "f**king paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac", and hit out at Steve Bannon, stating "I'm not Steve Bannon".
Scaramucci said "the words were mischaracterized in the original article", before noting that Lizza "is not misquoting me, but he is mischaracterizing me".
But Scaramucci steered clear from using over-the-top statements, and instead made a point of having a calm conversation with the ABC News host.
Scaramucci served in the White House role for only about 10 days.
"I call him 'chief, '" Trump told reporters Friday at his Bedford, N.J., golf club.
I applaud General McMaster for calling it out for what it is.
Scaramucci's brief tenure at the White House ended with his resignation in late July after he gave a bombastic interview to the New Yorker in which he lashed out at various other members of Trump's inner circle.
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.
He said that one of his faults in taking the job was that "I was running too hard like a corporate CEO than a political operative". "I am a straight talking person".