MSNBC host questions Scaramucci on previous sexual remark about Bannon

Elias Hubbard
January 12, 2018

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle grilled former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday - and was incredulous when Scaramucci suggested that there was a way for former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon to get back in President Donald Trump's good graces.

Trump fired back at Bannon's claims Wednesday by declaring his former key adviser had "lost his mind", and Ruhle asked Scaramucci if he felt vindicated by his past criticisms of the disgraced official.

During his Thursday television appearances, The Mooch also pushed back on some of the allegations found in the new book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, ' written by Michael Wolff.

"I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock", Scaramucci, 53, said of Bannon in the interview. He said Bannon still holds a powerful voice amongst Republicans and he should once again use it to support Trump's presidency rather than spew falsehoods against it.

'I'm not trying to build my own brand off the f***ing strength of the president, I'm here to serve the country, ' Scaramucci said at the time. I more or less said the exact same thing. 'That's a foolish way to be if you're trying to create functionality and you're trying to help the president pursue his own agenda'. That tells you something about how he was operating inside the White House.

Looking stunned, Stephanie Ruhle asked Anthony Scaramucci to clarify his remark about Bannon rejoining the team, reminding him that "You said six months ago that you think Steve Bannon tries to suck his own p*nis!"

"I've been very honest about him".

That Trump didn't really want to win: "He's somebody who wanted the presidency".

Scaramucci, who did work on Trump's campaign, said it was false that the president meant to lose the presidency, using the experience as a way to heighten his brand.

'And let me tell you something Bill Clinton said about George W. Bush a few years ago, ' Scaramucci said. You see, I got you there because you stepped in about the looks.

John Kasich (R) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) began their New York Times op-ed on President Trump and immigration by recapping the tale of Elián Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy who made it to Florida in 1999 and then, when USA courts ruled he had to return, was "pulled from the arms of a sheltering adult by a team of heavily armed federal agents", a scene "seared in the minds of many people as a low point in the immigration debate". He fired Scaramucci immediately and Bannon three weeks later.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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