White House figures plotting against Donald Trump: Scaramucci

Scaramucci today said that "for the record, I thought that was off the record".

He continued: "He's got to move more into the mainstream, he's got to be more into where the moderates are and the independents are that love the president".

Scaramucci said Trump "needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists" in Charlottesville, Va., and needed to call out their terrorism.

The responses from both Scaramucci and McMaster came the day after Axios reported that Trump suspected Bannon has been leaking damaging information about White House colleagues, and was weighing firing the political adviser. But you've also got this sort of Bannonbart influence in there which I think is a snag on the president.

Scaramucci spoke to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC News' "This Week" today in his first television interview since his whirlwind 11-day stint in the White House.

In his first televised appearance since he was ousted from his White House post, Scaramucci told This Week host George Stephanopoulos that - were he still Trump's communications director - he would not have written the fiercely criticized statement Trump gave on Saturday, shortly after the auto attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.

Studies have revealed the President's path to victory a year ago was paved in the most part by four groups, including free marketeers, anti-elites, American preservationists, and staunch conservatives.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said of Trump's words on Saturday from Bedminster, New Jersey. "I'm not trying to build my own brand" on the president's coattails", he added.

"It could be an America of yesteryear", said Scaramucci, again seemingly unaware of Breitbart News' coverage from Charlottesville.

But I think its important for the people around him, George, to give him direct advice.

During his brief time at the White House, Mr Scaramucci promised to take a hard line against leakers.

On July 22nd, Scaramucci appeared on the Breitbart News Saturday radio show, declaring: "I think that one of the things that Breitbart has done has captured the spirit of what is actually going on in this country".

Scaramucci went on to criticise Trump's chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, saying the president has to "move away from that sort of Bannon-bart nonsense".

"Can you and Steve Bannon still work together", Todd asked.

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