Scaramucci on Bannon: 'I said the truth six months ago of what he was like'

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Thursday his infamous, expletive-laden criticism o...

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 1:19 PM
Updated: Jan 4, 2018 1:19 PM

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Thursday his infamous, expletive-laden criticism of Steve Bannon over the summer has been validated after the former White House chief strategist harshly criticized President Donald Trump's inner circle.

"I said the truth six months ago of what he was like as a person," Scaramucci told CNN's "New Day." "At the end of the day, what I said, taking out the expletives, he's for Steve. We're for the President."

"He's for Steve. We're for the President," Scaramucci said

"Nobody wanted to win more than the President of the United States, and frankly, nobody worked harder," he added

The comments were in response to recently published details from Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

"Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s***, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately," Bannon reportedly said regarding a meeting at June 2016 Trump Tower between senior Trump advisers and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Scaramucci was fired from the White House over the summer after he told the New Yorker that unlike Bannon, he wasn't seeking media attention.

"I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c***," he said at the time.

Scaramucci also doubted a claim in the book that said Trump looked as though he'd "seen a ghost" on Election Night. Trump, according to Wolff, told former Fox News head Roger Ailes that he had "totally won" a week before the election, because even if he lost, his brand would be more powerful than ever.

"I can tell you a lot of it does not seem right to me," Scaramucci told CNN's Chris Cuomo.

"Certainly we all had great uncertainty in the campaign and the tightness of polling, but nobody wanted to win more than the President of the United States, and frankly, nobody worked harder," Scaramucci said.

"For someone to say he didn't think he was going to win, or that he was going to win by losing, I sort of think that's a bunch of nonsense," he added.

Scaramucci's "New Day" comments diverge from what he told CNN on Sunday, before "Fire and Fury" details had been released.

At the time, Scaramucci said on "State of the Union" he "always got on with Steve."

Scaramucci added at the time that he had hoped to get along with Bannon despite their differences, saying that "on a lot of these ideological areas, (we're) quite similar."

"I think he's a great writer. He's been a -- by and large a force for good," Scaramucci continued. "But there are some certain things that he does that I actually don't like. And I have no problem speaking out against those."

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 30342

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6743129
Marion438789
Washington424158
Umatilla289541
Clackamas222661
Malheur149023
Jackson10213
Lane93314
Deschutes74612
Yamhill72614
Jefferson5058
Polk49315
Morrow4845
Lincoln47013
Linn45413
Union4352
Klamath2692
Benton2516
Hood River2410
Wasco2333
Douglas2003
Josephine1802
Columbia1481
Coos1360
Clatsop1090
Baker902
Crook601
Tillamook480
Lake290
Wallowa281
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant80
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 69°
Corvallis
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 72°
Roseburg
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 76°
North Bend
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 62°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events