Scaramucci: Trump is signaling his willingness to work with Democrats

Scaramucci: Trump is signaling his willingness to work with Democrats
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Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciTrump: Media only says I was 'rude' to NATO leaders, ignores 'the money' Trump criticizes media amid growing criticism of his handling of Putin Scaramucci: Trump ‘has to reverse course immediately’ on Russia comments MORE said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE is signaling to Democrats that he is willing to work across the aisle on issues like health care and immigration.

“I think all the president’s saying ... is there are always chips on the table for bargaining purposes. And so because they weren't willing to deal with him, a lot of the chips that they could have used were left on the table,” Scaramucci told CNN’s “State of the Union,” referencing Trump’s suggestion that he could have done more in the negotiations over the state and local tax deductions in the GOP tax bill. 

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“He’s trying to signal the Democrats that he’s ready to work with them.”

The former Trump aide said he does not believe the tax bill punishes blue states like California and New York by capping the state and local tax deduction.

“I think ... that’s probably short-term pain for the states like the one I live in, New York,” Scaramucci said. “But long term, I think it will make those states more adaptive, aggressive and leaner and more entrepreneurial.”

Scaramucci also pointed to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and health care as two issues where the administration could work with Democrats.