Trump, Scaramucci said, “likes doing the opposite of what the media thinks he should do.”
Scaramucci also hinted that the days are numbered for Trump’s chief strategist,
Trump “has got to go more to the mainstream,” Scaramucci said. He said that he thinks “the president knows what he is going to do with
Scaramucci was fired after just 11 days on the job. The
Stephanopoulos played portions of the conversation Scaramucci had with Lizza, as Scaramucci listened.
But Scaramucci steered clear from using over-the-top statements, and instead made a point of having a calm conversation with the
He said that he thought that the phone call was off the record, and called it a “very deceitful thing” for Lizza to publish his quotes.
But he acknowledged that he “made an unforced error,” and said that he was a target from the start.
“There were probably one or two people who wanted me in that job,” including Trump, Scaramucci said. “There were probably 200 people that didn’t want me in that job.”
He also said that how he sounds on the audio of the conversation is much different than how he comes across in print — calmer in conversation than the inflammatory words would suggest.
Despite his departure from the
He said that some of the turbulence of Trump’s first six months is because “the president is not a representative of political establishment class, and for whatever reason people want to eject him.”
He said that Trump had created an “opening” for corporate CEOs to “enter the system,” and mentioned
He said that one of his faults in taking the job was that “I was running too hard like a corporate CEO than a political operative.”
“I went in there with my heart and soul,” he said. “I am a straight talking person.”
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