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Anthony Scaramucci once called Donald Trump "anti-American" and a "hack" on Fox

The White House's newest communications director hasn't always been a fan of his new boss


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Jeremy Binckes
July 21, 2017 5:39PM (UTC)

Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has a few skeletons in his closet that he'd like to get rid of. And those skeletons all revolve around things he's said against President Donald Trump — his new boss.

In a 2015 appearance on Fox Business Network, Scaramucci slammed "anti-American" Trump for being "another hack" who will "probably make Elizabeth Warren as his vice presidential nominee." But the man known as The Mooch didn't stop there:

I'll tell you who he's going to be president of — and you can tell Donald I said this: The Queens County bullies' association. You gotta cut it out now and stop all this crazy rhetoric, spinning everybody's head.

I don't like the way he talks about women. I don't like the way he talks about our friend Megyn Kelly. 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 'em up on Fox and other places, but I'm not a politician. Bring it.

You're an inherited-money dude from Queens County. Bring it, Donald. Bring it.

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Scaramucci compared Trump — who was polling well early in the race — to failed 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain, and then asked Trump if he's a "Democratic plant for Hillary Clinton." He finished with a real vote of no confidence in the man who would become president.

"This nonsense is gonna end, and I predict it will end before Thanksgiving."

Scaramucci also tweeted criticism of Trump during the presidential campaign in a now-deleted message directed at Mitt Romney:

Some tweets do live on, and those tweets indicate there's a big difference between his own policies and the policies of his new boss.

And just in case those get deleted, some people have been taking screenshots.

Let's see how he works his way out of this.


Jeremy Binckes

Jeremy Binckes is the senior news editor at Salon.com.

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