Anthony Scaramucci, nicknamed the “Mooch,” has ignited tensions in the White House with his “thoughtless” comments on President Donald Trump and many others.
Scaramucci is currently serving as the White House Communications Director, and has shown great courage with his fearless, and sometimes disrespectful comments against any public figure he chooses to pick on.
He once referred to President Trump as a “hack” and bully although that was during a 2015 appearance on the Fox Business Network, long before the 71-year-old took reigns of office.
Scaramucci made an appearance on Mornings with Maria where he talked about Mr. Trump’s presidential campaigns. At that time, the controversial White House Communications Director was rooting for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
“Trump is a hack politician,” Scaramucci yammered. “He’s a hack politician. He’s probably going to make [Democratic Party Sen.] Elizabeth Warren his vice-presidential nominee.”
“And you know what? The politicians don’t want to go at Trump because he’s got a big mouth and he’s afraid he’s going to light him [sic] up on Fox News and all these other places, but I’m not a politician,” Scaramucci added.
“Bring it. You’re an inherited-money dude from Queens County. Bring it, Donald.”
Such rants are synonymous with hot-blooded politicians, and is an acceptable part of the messy game.
However, during an interview on Friday, Scaramucci showed remorse for the verbal attacks on Trump, the man who he now has to defend thoughts, words and actions. He called it a mistake — one that he regrets.
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“Trump brings it up every 15 seconds, ok?” Scaramucci jokingly said while eating his humble pie.
“One of the biggest mistakes that I made is that I was an unexperienced person in the world of politics. I was supporting another candidate. I should have never said that about him. So, Mr. president, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that.”
“But here’s the wonderful thing about the news media,” Scaramucci said.
He then continued with an apology, “That was three minutes of my life. He’s never forgotten it, and you’ve never forgotten it. But I hope someday, Mr. president, you will forget it.”
The 53-year-old was streetwise in his choice of language when he recently dared Trump’s Chief of Staff to deny being the mole in Trump’s government.
“The fish stinks from the head down,” he said of Reince Priebus, who he also called a “f**ing paranoid schizophrenic” in an impromptu interview with CNN.
“I can tell you two fish that don’t stink, and that’s me and the president.”
Notwithstanding his threats to fire any of the officials who he accused of snitching, Scaramucci sparked more controversies in his Wednesday interview with a female BBC reporter who he compared to Trump.
He said Emily Maitli is elitist, while Mr. President isn’t — simply because being a billionaire leader and business mogul doesn’t confer the luxe tag on anyone.
Although the Communications Director later apologized for calling Emily an elitist, his critics for once couldn’t deny the fact that Scaramucci was right.
Warren Buffet was cited as an example of the super-rich Americans who don’t act like it.
“What about the cheeseburgers? What about the pizza?” Scaramucci said during the interview.
Emily replied, “Everyone eats cheeseburgers and pizzas, what are you talking about?”
Scaramucci continued: “He’s both, he knows how to operate in an elitist world and he has unbelievable empathy for the common struggle that’s going on with the middle-class people and the lower-middle class people.”
The ‘foul-mouthed” political figure and financier was Mitt Romney’s financial co-chair for his 2012 presidential campaign.
Scaramucci, an Economics graduate, is a die-hard advocate of liberal positions on social issues. On several occasions, he has tweeted in support of stronger gun control laws. He has also called on all Republicans to support gay marriage.
There are speculations that his appointment was the reason behind Sean Spicer’s resignation as White House press secretary last week Friday.
In December 2015, Scaramucci went against Mr. Trump for making threats on building a border wall between Mexico and the U.S.
The former investment banker also criticized Trump for making generalized statements which portray all Muslims as “terrorists” — for the actions of a minority few.
Scaramucci is native of Long Island, New York. He worked for Goldman Sachs before establishing SkyBridge Capital which turned out to be a successful investment firm. He also held the position of a senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the Ex-Im Bank.