Scaramucci Says Bannon a 'Snag' on Trump, Urges Move to Center

"I saw it more as like Mr. Wolf from 'Pulp Fiction, ' Scaramucci said on ABC's "This Week," when host George Stephanopoulos asked him to comment on characterizations that he was a "political suicide bomber" for President Trump".

This statement did not sit well with Scaramucci, either.

"I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that".

"You also got this sort of Bannon-bart influence in there, which I think is a snag on the president", Scaramucci said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday he believed there were people in the USA administration seeking to "eject" President Donald Trump as he does not belong to the political establishment class. "I think people are probably reluctant to tell [Trump] the truth", Trump's former adviser said, naming Trump daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner as two possible exceptions.

On a separate livestream later, Scaramucci said he didn't know whether Bannon was a white supremacist, but said that his embrace of white nationalists was "inexcusable".

The New Yorker released portions of the phone call between its Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

He said the "toleration of [white supremacy] by Steve Bannon is inexcusable".

"It was going to be very hard for me to stay in the job, given the fact the Gen. Kelly took over and so I respect Gen. Kelly", he added.

On Sunday, he again insisted he believed the conversation 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".

While Trump has condemned the violence Saturday where one person was killed and multiple were injured, he blamed it on "many sides".

He said he is accountable for what he did.

Vanessa Coleman

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