Scaramucci on Wolff book: ‘A lot of the stuff does not seem right’

Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciScaramucci thanks John Kelly for speaking up against Trump Trump lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' Scaramucci: 'Trump fatigue' could help Bloomberg beat Trump if he wins Democratic nomination MORE on Thursday questioned the claims in an explosive new book about the Trump White House.

“As it relates to the other stuff in the book, I was there for a lot of it, Chris. And I can tell you a lot of the stuff does not seem right to me,” Scaramucci told host Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day.”

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The former Trump aide specifically took issue with a claim in the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff, that President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussian sanctions will boomerang States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash A Presidents Day perspective on the nature of a free press MORE did not want to win the election.

“President Trump – then candidate Trump, wasn’t leaving anything in the tank, Chris. Okay? This is a guy that’s a winner, he’s been a winner his whole life,” Scaramucci added. 

“And so someone saying that he didn’t think he was going to win or that he was winning by losing, I sort of think that’s a bunch of nonsense.”

The book has been heavily criticized since excerpts became public on Wednesday.

Trump even addressed some of the claims in the book made by his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. 

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said in a statement after excerpts were released. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”