Anthony Scaramucci (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

"Full transparency": Anthony Scaramucci informs Twitter that he's deleting old tweets in effort to be transparent

The new White House communications director had taken pro-gun control, climate and anti-wall stances in the past


Taylor Link
July 22, 2017 6:36PM (UTC)

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci believes that some of his old tweets do not adequately represent the views of his boss, President Donald Trump, so he let the internet know Saturday that he was deleting them, an effort he called "full transparency."

Receipts from Scaramucci's tweets show that the financial adviser and Democratic donor held political views in the past that would be considered left-of-center. He supported more stringent gun control laws and voiced his concerned about the climate change debate in America.

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"You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening," a now-deleted tweet once said.

"We (the USA) has 5% of the world's population but 50% of the world's guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls," another deleted tweet said.

Scaramucci even derided the president's proposed wall in an admittedly well thought out tweet.

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The president himself tried to whitewash Scaramucci's previous stances as well. Earlier Saturday, Trump tweeted that his new White House communications director would have endorsed him during the Republican primaries, but, according to the president, Scaramucci didn't know if he was running.

According to the record though, Scaramucci ended up supporting Jeb Bush's campaign after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the race. Trump, at that point, was a full on contender in the Republican primaries.

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