White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci squared off with a British journalist Wednesday over whether President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE is part of the elite.
Scaramucci pointed to Trump enjoying eating pizza and cheeseburgers as proof he's not elite, instead saying the reporter may be elitist.
“What part of Donald Trump is not elite? The business side, the politics side, the inheritance side?” BBC reporter Emily Maitlis asked.
"Oh my god, there’s so many things about the president. How about the cheeseburgers, how about the pizzas that we eat?" Scaramucci replied.
“Everyone eats cheeseburgers, pizzas, what are you talking about?” the reporter fired back.
Scaramucci then accused Maitlis of “coming across a little elitist” and said he grew up in a middle-class family with a “tight budget” and “little to no money.”
He said Trump understands the “common struggle” even better than he does.
“He knows how to operate in the elitist world and has unbelievable empathy for the common struggle that’s going on with the middle-class people and the lower middle-class people,” he said.