Scaramucci on firing: 'What happened was sort of meant to happen'

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 13, 2017

The White House on Sunday released a statement that said "of course" Trump condemns "white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups". One person died when a auto plowed into a crowd.

On Saturday afternoon, President Trump condemned the violence but blamed "many sides".

Trump "missed an opportunity to be very explicit here", Sen. Scaramucci on Sunday said that "for the record, I thought that was off the record".

Trump's response was criticized by politicians on both sides of the aisle for failing to name white supremacist or alt-right groups involved in the protests. "I would urge the president to dissuade them of the [idea] that he is sympathetic to their cause".

He continued: "He's got to move more into the mainstream, he's got to be more into where the moderates are and the independents are that love the president".

Around the same time, Gabriel Sherman of NY magazine reported that Trump was overheard on a hot mic telling Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that "Rupert's been a lot better to me than Roger ever was".

"With the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out", Scaramucci said. "Let the country hear it and let the world hear it".

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 needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists", Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's former communications director said on ABC's This Week, "It's actually terrorism, whether it's domestic or worldwide terrorism with the moral authority of the presidency you have to call that stuff out".

The two men had a private dinner at the White House, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the meeting.

"The President's been very clear", McMaster said. And what he did was he called on all Americans to take a firm stand against it... "We can not tolerate this kind of bigotry, this kind of hatred".

"I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists", Scaramucci said.

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