In his first interview since being appointed White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci revealed to Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle how he will support President Trump’s mission to ‘Make America Great Again.’
Anthony Scaramucci told Boyle that he intends on showing the American people a more authentic view of what’s happening in the White House, while attempting to strengthen the administration’s relationship with the press.
Breitbart News reports:
Part of [Scaramucci’s] strategy, he explained, was to tighten up an “unfiltered message” that would “penetrate through that shell” of the media. He also said he would work with the media to “deescalate” the relationship and treat the administration fairly.
“You can look at it objectively, frankly, and see that it isn’t fair right now,” Scaramucci said.
He said the administration would continue to fight to fulfill the president’s campaign promises, including major initiatives on tax reform, health care, and border security.
“We have a list of campaign promises that are up on Steve Bannon’s wall and we’re going right through those campaign promises and so that we can tell the American people that we are citizen politicians … we’re not career politicians or establishment players that just want to sit in Washington and milk the system,” he said.
Axios compiled the interview’s key highlights:
Breitbart First: Scaramucci told Boyle that he and the President talked Friday about the fact that there are “enough outlets, whether it’s Breitbart, the President’s social media feed, all of the different apparatus that we have where people will allow us to deliver our message to the American people unfiltered.”
Fresh start: Scaramucci also called his appointment a “fresh start” and said he wanted to see if he could “de-escalate” tensions with mainstream media outlets.
Bonding over “fake news”: At the end of the interview Boyle asked Scaramucci how he planned to “combat” the “fake news” given he was a “victim of fake news” recently on CNN. Boyle was referring to CNN’s recent retraction of a story about Scaramucci, which resulted in CNN management firing three employees. Boyle wrote more than a dozen pieces bashing CNN during that period. Scaramucci said to Boyle: “You’ve also been a great help in terms of exposure and I do appreciate what you did for me during that incident…I want to thank you publicly in front of your listeners.”
Source: Breitbart News Soundcloud
Scaramucci was named White House Communications Director on Friday, prompting the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Scaramucci joins the White House directly from a job on Wall Street, where he made a name for himself as a hedge fund manager who enjoyed appearing on television — and rubbing elbows with celebrities like Trump — as he emerged as a prominent Republican donor. Those who know him describe Scaramucci as less a political operative than a quick-thinking New York operator who rewards friends with perks like performance tickets.
He ended his first appearance at the White House briefing room podium Friday with a blown kiss to the assembled press.
“He has the New York style, the New York pace that the president likes and is used to,” said former Trump aide Barry Bennett.
Scaramucci grew up on Long Island in the shadow of New York City.