Scaramucci: Trump Charlottesville Statement Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' on White Supremacists


US President Donald Trump should have been "harsher" in his statement on the violent clashes between far-right activists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia and call things by their proper names, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday.

Mr Scaramucci, who was removed as communications director last month after just 10 days on the job, told ABC there are "elements" within the White House trying to "eject" Mr Trump, according to the BBC.

"If you are on the McMaster side, you do not like this memo because you read it and you say, 'Hey is he talking about me?" 'I think he would have needed to have been much harsher as it related to the white supremacists'.

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

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SCARAMUCCI: I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth. "He's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it". If the president wants to execute the legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower and middle-class people, the middle-class people then he has to move away from that sort Bannon-Bart nonsense.

According to the report, Trump has been "irritated" with Bannon following a series of Breitbart reports targeting McMaster. It's not serving the president's interests. "I think the president knows what he's going to do".

"Let's leave it up to the president".

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.