Scaramucci: Trump Should Have Been 'Much Harsher' On White Supremacy

The author of the memo Rich Higgins who was in the strategic planning office at the NSC was among those recently pushed out

President Donald Trump's response to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, should have been "much harsher" on the white supremacists whose rally sparked the bloodshed, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday. Scaramucci had served less than two weeks in Trump's administration. The power struggle between McMaster's camp and the White House's more nationalist faction, led by chief strategist Steve Bannon, was highlighted in a memo obtained by Foreign Policy. He'll discuss what it's like to uproot your life to go work for the president only to be dismissed 10 days later because you couldn't resist making a joke during an on-the-record interview about Steve Bannon fellating himself. "The president has a very good idea of the people who are undermining his agenda that are serving their own interests", Scaramucci added.

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

When asked by Stephanopoulos if that influence stemmed from Bannon, Scaramucci said, "I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon".

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He also said that how he sounds on the audio of the conversation is much different than how he comes across in print - calmer in conversation than the inflammatory words would suggest.

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He said that some of the turbulence of Trump's first six months is because "the president is not a representative of political establishment class, and for whatever reason people want to eject him". "I am a straight talking person".

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