Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

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

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

Anthony Scaramucci, in his first interview since his fleeting tenure as President Donald Trump's communications director, said that his former boss should have been "much harsher with regards to white supremacy", when speaking about this weekend's Charlottesville clashes.

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 vehicle attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.

Well, I wouldn't have recommended that statement. 'I think he would have needed to have been much harsher as it related to the white supremacists'. "Whether it's domestic or global terrorism, with the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out".

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Trump on Saturday said "many sides" were responsible for the violence in Virginia.

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"This is what General Kelly will learn very quickly, which is when you put this guy in a cage and think you're controlling him, things like this happen", said one Trump confidant, who requested anonymity to speak candidly.

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"You're not going change the president", Scaramucci said.

Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the town.

Scaramucci served in the White House role for only about 10 days.

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

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