‘He needed to be much harsher’: Anthony Scaramucci criticizes Trump’s refusal to explicitly condemn white supremacists in Charlottesville
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said President Donald Trump needed to more explicitly condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
In Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in riots that turned deadly, resulting in three deaths and several injuries.
Trump said at a press conference that, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.” Republicans and Democrats immediately criticized Trump’s lackluster condemnation.
“I wouldn’t have recommended that statement, I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that,” Scaramucci said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Scaramucci — who held the top White House communications job for just 11 days — urged current administration officials to directly disagree with Trump if he’s wrong, but hypothesized that the president responded in that way because he “likes doing the opposite of what the media thinks he’s going to do,” and he is “of the impression that there is hatred on all sides.”
He also called on Trump to distance himself from top adviser Steve Bannon, the divisive former head of Breitbart News who Scaramucci argued was pulling Trump too far …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Finance