Anthony Scaramucci Has an Anonymous Source on Russia (It's President Trump)

Elias Hubbard
July 24, 2017

President Donald Trump's new communications director, investor Anthony Scaramucci, will be defending his boss and touting his positions, but it wasn't always thus. "The question now is whether this is an isolated incident or the beginning of a dam-burst", the anonymous source told the website.

"The good news is the people get it, even if the media doesn't", President Trump said.

Yet he angrily lashed out at U.S. media, claiming they were "obsessed" with Russian Federation after USA intelligence agencies said that Moscow was involved in meddling with the United States presidential election Trump won.

He also said it's time for the leaks to stop and the communications team needs to learn how to work with the president. And previous year, once his preferred presidential candidates Scott Walker and Jeb Bush dropped out, Scaramucci threw his support behind Trump.

Sean Spicer's short tenure as press secretary was riddled with surprises right up until his resignation, including recent reports that the former White House staffer stole a mini fridge from junior staffers after they refused to give him theirs.

Scaramucci, a well-known Wall Street financier who was a member of Trump's transition team, will officially begin the job on August 15, reporting directly to the president, according to the White House. Spicer had been a close ally of chief of staff Reince Priebus, and his departure will likely weaken both Priebus and the bridge between the White House and the Republican Party establishment.

While Scaramucci has removed many posts critical of the president or contrary to White House policies, others remain.

"Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets", Anthony Scaramucci posted.

Having the communications director serve as on-camera spokesperson seems an apt metaphor for Trump's disdainful view of the press.

Breitbart has consistently endorsed Trump since he announced his candidacy for president in 2015, and the outlet is known to run coverage that heavily favours the president while sharply criticising his detractors.

Mr. Trump's tweet followed his outside lawyer's denial to CBS News that his legal team was exploring issuing pardons, despite reports to the contrary.

"My point is if he wants to talk about things like that, I'm not going to want to stop him or be able to stop him".

"I think he's got some of the best political instincts in the world, and perhaps in history". But reporters need to be careful to not be lured into providing a platform for a Trump propaganda show simply because a White House official is willing to go on camera. One of the biggest mistakes I made, because I was an inexperienced person in the world of politics.

Talia Lavin of the New Yorker said, "Sarah huckabee sanders reminds me of someone that would have pushed me into a locker in middle school".

"The only thing I ask Sarah, Sarah if you're watching, I love the hair and makeup person that we had on Friday, so I'd like to continue to use the hair and makeup person", he added. "I think a lot of people interfere".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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