Anthony Scaramucci: Trump needed to be 'much harsher' to white supremacy

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump needed to be 'much harsher' to white supremacy

Anthony Scaramucci: Trump needed to be 'much harsher' to white supremacy

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday said President Donald Trump should have been "much harsher" in condemning white supremacy after clashes at a Charlottesville rally left one person dead and dozens injured.

Scaramucci said he "disagreed" with Trump's statement, but that such differences of opinion would likely do little to shape the message coming out of the White House. I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that... "Whether it's domestic or global terrorism, with the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out".

Despite his departure from the White House, Scaramucci said that he remains loyal and supportive of the president, and talked to him in the past week.

"I call him 'chief, '" Trump told reporters Friday at his Bedford, N.J., golf club. "He's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it". Maybe Ivanka would do that. If the president wants to execute the legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower and middle-class people, the middle-class people then he has to move away from that sort Bannon-Bart nonsense.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You mean Bannon and Breitbart, Steve Bannon?

Scaramucci reiterated that he felt the interview with Lizza was "off the record" and it was a "very deceitful thing" that Lizza did.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You've been tough on Steve Bannon.

"You're not going change the president", Scaramucci said. I think at the end of the day; the president knows who the leakers are. 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.

Asked if that included Bannon, Scaramucci said "well yeah", before saying, "I would prefer to let the president make the decisions the president needs to make".