Scaramucci says Trump 'needed to be much harsher' on white supremacists
Aug 13 2017 by Desiree Burns
Trump has come under intense criticism for his response to clashes between white nationalist groups ― including members of neo-Nazi and KKK groups ― and counter-protesters, which came to a head Saturday when a 20-year-old OH man allegedly plowed his vehicle into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring at least 19 others.
During his first televised interview since his dismissal from the White House, Scaramucci talked to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos about the bombastic phone call that he had with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, during which he criticized a number of his then-colleagues, including then-chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. "I think [Trump] needed to be much harsher as it related to white supremacists".
The former White House communications chief lauded Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, who had told ABC the events in Charlottesville were "a criminal act against fellow Americans", calling it "terrorism".
He said that if he was still working in the White House, he would not have recommended Trump make the statement he did. I think he's also of the impression that there is hatred on all sides, but I disagree with it.
"You're not going change the president", Scaramucci said. The president is going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it. "There were probably 200 people that didn't want me in that job".
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