Scaramucci: ‘I’m more of a front-stabbing person’ compared to DC backstabbers
New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Fox News Wednesday that he’s “more of a front-stabbing person” as opposed to those in Washington who “take a shiv or a machete and stab you in the back.”
The perspective comes after “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Scaramucci if President Trump will continue calling out Republican lawmakers by name, such as Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
Murkowski voted no on Tuesday to bring up debate on a bill repealing portions of ObamaCare, prompting the president to criticize her on Twitter early Wednesday.
“Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!” Trump wrote to his 34.5 million followers.
Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
“The right thing to do is stand side-by-side with the president, so when you’re not doing that, imagine you’re a football coach in the locker room, do you think you’re gonna get chewed a little bit?” Scaramucci continued. “To me, that’s a classic New Yorker letting you know how you feel.”
“What I don’t like about Washington is that people don’t let you know how they feel,” he added. “They’re very nice to your face and then they take a shiv or a machete and stab you in the back.”
“I’m a Wall Street guy. I’m more of a front-stabbing person,” he concluded.
Scaramucci, 53, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that he is focused on “culturally changing” the communications environment at the White House, which has been plagued by leaks on an almost-daily basis.
“If they’re going to stay on that staff, they’re going to stop leaking,” Scaramucci said. “If you’re going to keep leaking, I’m going to fire everybody.”
Trump announced the Scaramucci hiring last Friday, which prompted then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer to resign.