Anthony Scaramucci defends brief White House stay in interview

How press conferences could help Trump

As clashes broke out between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, Trump said "many sides" were responsible for the violence that would leave three dead and dozens more injured.

"Well, I wouldn't have recommended that statement", the former (and briefly) White House communications director said of Trump's "blame on many sides" speech yesterday. 'I think he would have needed to have been much harsher as it related to the white supremacists'.

The former White House communications chief lauded Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, who had told ABC the events in Charlottesville were "a criminal act against fellow Americans", calling it "terrorism".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", Trump said in a press conference at his New Jersey golf course. He likes doing the opposite of what the media thinks he's going to do.

"What happened was sort of meant to happen", Scaramucci told ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos.

During his brief time working for the US President, Mr Scaramucci turned the White House upside down. He'll discuss what it's like to uproot your life to go work for the president only to be dismissed 10 days later because you couldn't resist making a joke during an on-the-record interview about Steve Bannon fellating himself. "There were probably 200 people that didn't want me in that job".

"What happens in Washington.is the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him", Mr Scaramucci said. "The president has a very good idea of the people who are undermining his agenda that are serving their own interests", Scaramucci added.

Expect McMaster et al.to also be pressed on the "military option" for Venezuela, which the president laid on the table on Friday because, I guess, sounding "tough" is its own reward.

Scaramucci also talked about that now-infamous bonkers phone call, saying, "I made a mistake".

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