Scaramucci says Trump lies 'because he thinks it's fun'


Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Mnuchin plans to hire ex-Fox News contributor Monica Crowley: report Scaramucci: Mr. President, the press is not the enemy of the people MORE on Friday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE lies "because he thinks it's fun."

“He does it because he thinks it’s fun and he also does it because he likes the fact that you guys are talking about it," the former White House official said in an appearance on CNN.


"There’s a very large group of people inside of our population that when he does it and the media talks about it, they laugh,” he added. 

He said he has told the president that he doesn’t need to lie.

“By and large, he’s done a great job. Why do you have to tell lies?” 


Trump's opponents have regularly criticized him for false statements. 

Scaramucci had a brief and tumultuous tenure in the White House. He was ousted after serving for just 10 days after he made insulting comments to a reporter about former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and former chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusNadler subpoenas Hope Hicks and McGahn's former aide for testimony Mueller didn't want Comey memos released out of fear Trump, others would change stories Forget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations MORE.