Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

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.

He added that the President needed "more loyalists" to implement his plans.

He was ousted after just 10 days as spokesman after the release of a phone recording in which he launched a strongly worded attack on White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and directed profanity-laced insults at chief strategist Steve Bannon.

"With the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out", Scaramucci said.

"But you didn't ask for it to be off the record", Stephanopoulos said.

"I've never sat down with Steve Bannon and said, 'Hey are you a white nationalist or a white supremacist?' But I think the toleration of it by Steve Bannon is inexcusable".

"People are not going to like me saying this", he continued, "there are elements of the alt-right that I think have actually been quite beneficial".

Asked if he believed he deserved to be fire, he said, "obviously I wished they would've given me a bar of soap and told me to wash my mouth out in the bathroom and move on". "The president's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it". It's not serving the president's interests.

A second source told CNN on Saturday that it's not only Kelly and Bannon whose relationship is on the rocks, it is also Bannon and the president.

His job was on the line in April, according to a source close to the White House, after Trump grew frustrated with his inability to cooperate and work with others.

Pressed by Stephanopoulos to name names, he suggested that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner might advise him better, before taking on Steve Bannon.

The political adviser has been a source of extreme controversy since joining Trump's campaign last summer. "I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve". I'm not trying to suck my own c**k.

Following the interview on ABC's "This Week", the former White House official completed a question-and-answer session on Facebook live.

One source said rumors of Bannon's demise have been exaggerated in the past, but that there are serious conversations happening now about whether there is a place for him in the administration going forward.

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