Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciTrump blasts 'Mr. Tough Guy' Bolton: 'He made some very big mistakes' Trump's mental decline is perfectly clear for those with eyes to see and ears to hear Scaramucci calls Trump a 'full-blown demagogue' MORE, an informal adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE, compared White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan Arrests at southern border drop to 64K in August MORE on Tuesday to Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury secretary and one of the nation's Founding Fathers.

"I think he's like an Alexander Hamilton," Scaramucci said on CNN's "New Day." "He's a young man who has a tremendous amount of maturity about him." 

"What do you mean he's like Alexander Hamilton?" CNN host Chris Cuomo said. "He's nothing like Alexander Hamilton."

ADVERTISEMENT

"To you he isn't, but to me he is. I'll explain why. He's got the trust of the president. He's very, very thoughtful. He knows how to bring people in," Scaramucci said. "If you read [Ron] Chernow's book about Hamilton, that was Hamilton's great gift at a very young age. So Jared has that."

Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, has emerged as one of the president's most influential aides. He has been given a sweeping policy portfolio since entering his White House post, ranging from heading a task force to reform how the government operates to exploring peace efforts in the Middle East.

Scaramucci's comments on Tuesday weren't the first comparing Kushner to Hamilton. During a November appearance on MSNBC, Scaramucci, then a member of Trump's transition team, made the same comparison of Kushner.

"I see Jared as like the Alexander Hamilton of the new administration," he said at the time. "I'm not saying he's going in or not going in, but this is a 35-year-old guy. Remember how young Alexander Hamilton was when he was advising George Washington."