Scaramucci deleting old tweets to avoid 'distraction'

Scaramucci deleting old tweets to avoid 'distraction'
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Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged Saturday that he was deleting old tweets criticizing President Trump. 

"Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that's all that matters," he wrote on Twitter.

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Reports of Scaramucci deleting years-old tweets surfaced Friday, including two tweets from 2012 in which he called Trump "so smart with no judgment" and called Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Saagar Enjeti: Clinton remarks on Gabbard 'shows just how deep the rot in our system goes' MORE "incredibly competent." 

Scaramucci's comments in 2015 referring to Trump as a "hack" politician also garnered attention after he was appointed to a senior post in the Trump White House.

He said during a White House press briefing Friday that Trump "brings it up every 15 seconds."

"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," he said.

"So Mr. President, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that." 

The new communications director's appointment came as Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary on the day after Trump's six-month mark in office.