Though he was dismissed from his position as US President Donald Trump’s communications director after only 10 days on the job, Anthony Scaramucci is still concerned for the president’s best interests: “I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president’s interests or his agenda.”
Anthony Scaramucci | Archive Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
In his first interview since he was sacked as the communications director of the Trump administration last month, Anthony Scaramucci told ABC News on Sunday that there are elements in the White House trying to topple the president. US President Trump must surround himself with “more loyalists”, he said, if he wants to promote his agenda.
“What happens in Washington… is the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him,” said Scaramucci. “I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president’s interests or his agenda.”
Trying to topple Trump? Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
At the end of July, Trump ousted his new communications director, Anthony Schermucci, following an interview that he gave in which he bashed both former press secretary and chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. “For the record, I thought that was off the record,” Mr Scaramucci said.
This was yet another incident in a long line of changes in the White House: Scaramucci was appointed the top position despite the fact that former White House spokesman Sean Spicer has expressed interest in the job and after Scaramucci’s appointment was confirmed, Spicer announced his resignation and was replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Scaramucci accused then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus of leaks- an accusation which later proved false- and Priebus was fired shortly thereafter.