Scaramucci says Trump 'knows what he's going to do with' Bannon

13 August, 2017, 18:08 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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George Stephanopoulos asked him if he would have okayed that statement if he was still the White House Communications Director.

On Saturday, Trump strongly condemned the violence in Charlottesville, organized by far-right nationalists, stating that the events were a "display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", but refrained from blaming any particular group for the outbreak of violence.

'I wouldn't have recommended that statement, ' said Scaramucci, who held his White House position for just 10 days. "I think [Trump] needed to be much harsher as it related to white supremacists".

Sources told Axios that West Wing staff believe Bannon was behind leaks about National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and that Bannon's job could be in danger.

He added that "you have to call that stuff out", given the "moral authority" of the President.

North Korea standoff wipes $1trn off global stocks
In commodities, US. crude fell 0.67 per cent to $49.23 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.58, down 0.23 per cent on the day. Inflation has risen 1.7 percent over the past 12 months, suggesting that inflation pressures remain well under control.


If you're exhausted of the Scaramucci show, the grown-ups in the White House are fanning out across various programs today to address the North Korean nuclear threat and the prospect of war.

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

"I call him 'chief, '" Trump told reporters Friday at his Bedford, N.J., golf club.

Scaramucci's brief tenure at the White House ended with his resignation in late July after he gave a bombastic interview to the New Yorker in which he lashed out at various other members of Trump's inner circle. The president has a very good idea of the people that are undermining his agenda that are serving their own interests.

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

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