Video surfaced Friday of President Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci calling Trump a “hack” during what appears to be the early stages of the last presidential campaign.
“That’s another hack politician. He’s a hack politician. He’s probably going to make Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam White House faces increased cries from allies on Haitian migrants MORE his vice presidential nominee with comments like that,” Scaramucci said on the Fox Business Network.
“It’s anti-American, it’s very divisive. And I’ll tell you who he’s going to be president of. You can tell Donald I said this: the Queen’s County bullies association. You gotta cut it out now and stop all of this crazy rhetoric spinning everybody’s heads around,” he continued.
“I don’t like the way he talks about women, I don’t like the way he talks about Megyn Kelly, and you know what? The politicians don’t want to go at Trump because he’s got a big mouth, and he’s afraid he’s going to light them up on Fox News, and all of these other places. But I’m not a politician. You’re an inherited money dude from Queen’s County. Bring it, Donald,” he said.
Scaramucci, who was a hedge fund manager, was referencing Trump’s comments on Fox News, in which he criticized “hedge fund guys” who “move around papers.”
Scaramucci offered a public apology to Trump during the White House press briefing on Friday when asked about his past criticism.
“He brings it up every 15 seconds, OK? One of the biggest mistakes I made, because I was an inexperienced person in the world of politics. I was supporting another candidate. I should have never said that about him. So Mr. President, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that,” Scaramucci said.
The video of Scaramucci, which was uploaded in August 2015, would appear to be from the earlier stages from the presidential campaign.
Scaramucci first supported Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the Republican primary, serving as his national finance co-chairman before pledging his support for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as his national finance chairman.
However, Scaramucci would go on to support Trump, and has become of his most loyal defenders. He penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “The Entrepreneur’s Case for Trump,” which received praise from Trump himself.
Scaramucci was appointed White House communications director on Friday, despite reported pushback from press secretary Sean Spicer, who confirmed his resignation. Spicer said he would leave his post at the end of August.
Speculation mounted during Trump’s transition that Scaramucci would be tapped to head the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, but he did not take the position.
Updated: 2:59 p.m.