"What happens in Washington.is the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him", he told George Stephanopoulous of ABC News on Sunday.
Trump has come under intense criticism for his response to clashes between white nationalist groups ― including members of neo-Nazi and KKK groups ― and counter-protesters, which came to a head Saturday when a 20-year-old OH man allegedly plowed his vehicle into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring at least 19 others.
"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said. 'I think he would have needed to have been much harsher as it related to the white supremacists'.
Scaramucci then applauded national security adviser H.R. McMaster for acknowledging as terrorism the fatal attack at the "Unite the Right" rally. Earlier Saturday, white supremacists waved Confederate flags and ones with swastikas, and a number of counter-protesters gathered in opposition.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", Trump said at a press conference from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J.
Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property rules
Officials rebutted suggestions the move was meant to pressure China to do more to rein in North Korea, its main trading partner. But, the official added: "I don't think we're headed toward a period of greater conflict".
SCARAMUCCI: Well, let's leave it up to the president. You have this sort of Bannon-Bart influence in there that is a snag on the president. "He's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it". "I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon".
The White House later Sunday issued a statement saying of Trump's condemnation: "Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups".
Asked by Stephanopoulos whether that included Bannon, Scaramucci said, "Well, yes".
"I think people are reluctant to tell him the truth".
He said that he thought that the phone call was off the record, and called it a "very deceitful thing" for Lizza to publish his quotes.