Tells Breitbart in Exclusive Interview They â€˜Captured Spiritâ€™ of America
Anthony Scaramucci showered Donald Trump with praise during yesterdayâ€™s press briefing announcing his new role, but political records and his personal Twitter account paint a very different picture of the White Houseâ€™s new Communications Director.
Following the announcement, reports surfaced that he donated $4,600 to Hillary Clinton in 2007 and $5,600 to former President Barack Obama in 2008. And as various outlets have reported, a renewed focus on old tweets showcased some key differences with his new boss.
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) April 16, 2012
Republicans should support Gay marriage
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) January 8, 2012
You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) March 11, 2016
Walls don’t work. Never have never will. The Berlin Wall 1961-1989 don’t fall for it. pic.twitter.com/urKlDWAhdt
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) December 1, 2015
If Russia tried to subvert American democracy, deserves strong response. But allow pres-elect time to process intel https://t.co/JyD3vbyHlS
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) December 15, 2016
We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 6, 2012
Now, Scaramucci has said that his personal political views â€œdonâ€™t matter,â€ advising that he serves Donald Trump and itâ€™s the presidentâ€™s political views people should pay attention to:
â€” Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 21, 2017
Following his tweet, Scaramucci today granted his first interview as Communications Director to the far right wing website Breitbart.
â€œOne of the things Breitbart has done is youâ€™ve captured the spirit of whatâ€™s actually going on in this country,â€ Scaramucci told the extremist websiteâ€™s political editor Matt Boyle. He also advised that the Trump administration is â€œhaving a rough time with the mainstream media,â€ but said that â€œthe people see through it.â€
He further joked about the Breitbart editor sending him his resume, a frightening but perhaps unsurprising thought, and explained that part of his strategy is to â€œtighten up an â€˜unfiltered message.â€™â€
and seemingly confirmed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed campaign-related matters with Russia. (While also floating the idea that he has the â€œcomplete power to pardon.â€)Â
Trump also weighed in on Scaramucci this morning, defending his decision to call the president â€œanti-Americanâ€ and a â€œhackâ€ in 2015, a tweet Scaramucci himself retweeted this morning:
In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn’t think I was running!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
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Trump May Deliver Convention Speech and Accept GOP Nomination From the South Lawn of the White House
President Donald Trump may make yet another move to obliterate longstanding norms and the separation of politics from matters of state by accepting the GOP nomination for president and delivering his convention speech, all televised across the nation, live, from the vaunted South Lawn of the White House.
“Republican National Convention planners are considering the White House South Lawn,” The Washington Post reports.
It is yet another unprecedented move, one that fits in well with Trump’s usurpation of the power and trappings of the Oval Office for personal and political gain, and his equating of the Office of the Presidency with himself.
“Every White House staff member who participates in this violates the Hatch Act,” law professor and former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter says.
The Hatch Act “does not apply to ‘rooms in the White House or in the residence of the Vice President, which are part of the residence area or which are not regularly used solely in the discharge of official duties,'” the Post notes.
The New York Times reported Monday the interior of the White House is also being considered by the RNC.
Trump Nominee Has Called to ‘Shoot People’ at the Border and Warned About Allowing ‘Wrong Culture’ Into the US
President Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next Ambassador to Germany has repeatedly called for martial law at the U.S.-Mexico border, and has called for “shooting people” there if necessary, along with ensuring people bringing the “wrong culture” cannot be allowed into the United States.
His focus is not just on the U.S.-Mexico border. Germany may take issue with him too.
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, CNN reports, “has a history of making xenophobic and racist comments about immigrants and refugees in both Germany and the US.”
Macgregor has “referred to Muslim refugees in Germany as ‘unwanted invaders,'” while advocating to not protect Germany from Russia – a policy that aligns well with Trump.
“The Germans, like the Koreans and the Japanese, are tired of this American troop presence on their soil. And I think that if you want the Germans to step up and assert themselves as the great power that they are, one of the first steps in that direction is to change our relationship with Germany in terms of military power. Make it clear to them that we are not going to be the first responder,” said Macgregor in 2019. “We will continue to be allied and we will support, but we’re not going to rush hundreds of thousands of troops to the Polish border to deal with the Russians.”
He also claimed “The Germans, thanks to us, don’t feel obligated to defend themselves.”
While he doesn’t want active U.S. troops protecting Germany, he does want them in the United States, protecting us from immigrants and asylum seekers.
“Macgregor warned that the most serious threat to US national security was in Mexico and that the country undermined ‘the very strengthened cohesion of our society,'” CNN reports. “He claimed that ‘hostile Islamist cells’ operating out of South America were coming into the US through the US border.”
“Well, the only solution is martial law on the border, putting the United States Army in charge of it and closing it off would take about 30, 40,000 troops. We’re talking about the regular army. You need robust rules of engagement. That means that you can shoot people as required if your life is in danger,” he said in 2019.
Macgregor also “often demonized immigrants and refugees. He warned Mexican cartels were ‘driving millions of Mexicans with no education, no skills and the wrong culture into the United States, placing them essentially as wards of the American people.’ He repeatedly advocated to institute martial law at the US-Mexico border and ‘shoot people’ if necessary.”
Read CNN’s entire report here.
Watch: Trump Dangerously Claims Beirut Explosion That Killed Dozens Was a ‘Bomb’ Despite No Official Confirmation
The world has been stunned by a massive explosion in Beirut that has caused the deaths of at least dozens of people, and thousands more wounded.
No cause has been announced, but during his coronavirus press briefing President Donald Trump declared it was a “bomb” and an “attack.”
This video is one of many showing the blast.
Video captures horrific sound of Beirut blast pic.twitter.com/yMGLvhQ01e
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) August 4, 2020
“I met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel it was” an attack, Trump told reporters. “This was not a, uh, some kind of a manufacturing a explosion of event. This was a, uh, seems to be according to them, they would know better than I would but they seem to think it was a, uh, attack. It was a bomb of some kind.”
The President says he met with the generals and they “seem to think” what happened in Lebanon was an attack. pic.twitter.com/7CxywTB7iu
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 4, 2020
CNN fact checker Daniel Dale urges caution:
Note of caution: The president has repeatedly fabricated alleged conversations with “generals” and many others.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 4, 2020
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