Anthony Scaramucci became a pop-culture joke for his 11-day stint as White House communications director.
That's what former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci had to say about how President Trump handled his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
Scaramucci tried to explain Trump's thinking.
Earlier in the day Axios.com portal reported, citing sources close to the president, that US President Donald Trump allegedly suspected that his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was the one behind the leaks about the latter's White House colleagues. "If the president really wants to execute that legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people".
He spoke to ABC News for the first time since being sacked last month - after just 10 days in office.
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 vehicle attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.
Trump fielded bipartisan criticism on Saturday when he suggested that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which ended in a auto plowing into a group of described "anti-racist" protesters - killing one person and injuring 19 others.
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The White House did not immediately respond to CNNMoney's request for comment about Scaramucci's remarks.
On Sunday afternoon, the White House condemned "white supremacists" for the violence in Charlottesville. But Scaramucci said he thought the interview with reporter Ryan Lizza was off the record.
"I wouldn't have recommended that statement".
Scaramucci complained that what Lizza did was "very deceitful" while also taking responsibility.
He admitted he "absolutely" made mistakes but said "I went in there with my heart and soul".