New Trump communications chief vows to 'stop those leaks'


Appearing on "Fox News Sunday", Scaramucci also said he would work to cut down on leaks coming out of the White House, even suggesting he will "pare down staff" to eliminate the leaks, a major point of frustration for Trump.

This came the same day Scaramucci vowed to take "dramatic action" to stop press leaks from anonymous White House sources.

"Tomorrow I'm going to have a staff meeting".

"Whether it would apply to the President himself, well, I think, ultimately, would be a matter for a court to decide", Sekulow said.

He also said on CNN's "State of the Union" that "we're going to defend him very, very aggressively when there's nonsensical stuff being said about him".

Scaramucci somewhat dodged the question and then made a comment about press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders's makeup: "The only thing I ask Sarah-Sarah, if you're watching-I love the hair and makeup person that we had on Friday, so I'd like to continue to use the hair and makeup person". Spicer apparently assured the president he would visit frequently, and they discussed Spicer staying in his role through August to handle the transition to Scaramucci.

A bit later, Scaramucci followed up with "The politics of "gotcha" are over".

Spicer reportedly resigned because he was opposed to Scaramucci, whom he had to report to as press secretary.

Scaramucci said Trump only tweeted about the issue of pardons in reaction to the leak.

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Scaramucci is said to be about 5 foot 8 inches tall. "The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening", he said in a tweet that has since been deleted.

"The president likes speaking from the heart".

The sharp-tongued Scaramucci was a vocal Trump critic at that time, however.

"He basically said to me, 'Hey you know, this is, maybe they did it, maybe they didn't do it, '" Scaramucci said of a recent conversation he'd had with the President about alleged Russian interference.

Scaramucci quickly insisted in a tweet that he wasn't referring to Sanders' looks-he was referring to his own. "What matters is that I am supporting - subordinating all of that to the president's agenda". Although Scaramucci was quick to admit "there's obviously a communications problem", he seemed confident in his ability to turn things around.

In another 2015 tweet, Scaramucci picked apart Trump's key campaign proposal for a border wall along the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico. Scaramucci replied. "But if the president doesn't want the cameras on, guess what?"

"I hope she runs, she is incredibly competent", he wrote in 2012 about Clinton, who would face off with Trump four years later for the presidency.

Scaramucci, who has no previous political experience, joined Trump's team last week when former press secretary Sean Spicer suddenly got pushed out. That seat went to Neil Gorsuch when Trump was elected after McConnell changed Senate rules to confirm him.