A “Fox & Friends” live studio audience seemed to miss the joke in Anthony Scaramucci’s jab at the White House press corps.
The former White House Director of Communications reacted to the live audience applause on Friday, contrasting it with the treatment he was used to in his colorful and short-lived stint in the Trump administration.
“Does that remind you of the reception you used to get in the White House briefing room?” co-host Steve Doocy asked.
“Yes,” Scaramucci replied to audience laughter.
“They look a little less drunk than the White House press corp, but they look very friendly,” he added, though the remark did not generate as much, if any, laughter.
The “Mooch” spoke with the Fox News morning crew about several topics including the recent push to the left by Democrats which he felt “almost ensures” President’s Trump re-election.
“The further they push to the left, the country is not ready for that. This is by and large a center-right country, on things like business, free enterprise and self-reliance,” he said, according to Fox News. “When they’re pushing that and that’s obviously a false promise that’s never worked anywhere throughout history and it is certainly not going to work in the United States where this is by and large a group of risk takers.”
“It’s fun to watch. I have got to tell you, I’m glad I am on his team,” he said, adding that Trump has “done such a number on these guys.”
In a segment answering audience member questions, Scaramucci joked about his 11 days as the White House communications director but shot down attacks on Trump over his staff turnover.
“The President is actually a very easy guy to work with, but you’ve got to listen to him and follow his guidance. The truth of the matter is I made a mistake that they decided to fire me over it. I’m a very big boy. But I’ve stayed very loyal to the President,” he said.
“At this point I would say to the President, hire a personnel director that likes, you know, that’s more loyal to you than what’s currently going on. That would be my best advice. I think what happens is they are hiring these never-Trumpers and these RNC people that are not really tied to the President’s agenda,” Scaramucci added.
He weighed in on Attorney General William Barr’s testimony earlier this week in which he said “spying did occur” on the 2016 Trump campaign.
“Well, listen, the Attorney General said it so, I mean, you just have to step back and look at it, remember the distinction between surveillance and spying. Spying means that things happen without the right protocol and right process. And, remember this, the president said this almost two years ago,” Scaramucci noted.
.@Scaramucci on James Comey and potential spying on Trump in 2016.
“It’s a combination of Comey, Brennan and Clapper. I think they’re all caught in a box now and someone is going to have to explain what happened.” pic.twitter.com/NWmIqoEH9N
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 12, 2019
“It’s a combination of Comey, clapper, Brennan. I think they are all caught in a box now. And someone is going to have to explain what happened,” he said.
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