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.


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 ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll 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.