McMaster dodges question about whether he can work with Bannon

Also in the report sources say Trump has been fed-up with what he views as self-promotion by Bannon
Also in the report sources say Trump has been fed-up with what he views as self-promotion by Bannon

14 August, 2017

Ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci criticised President Donald Trump's unwillingness to single out white nationalist and white supremacy groups in addressing the violence that erupted Saturday in Charlottesville.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said on ABC News' "This Week".

"And whether it's domestic or worldwide terrorism, with the moral authority of the presidency you have to call that stuff out", he said. Bannon was previously executive chairman of Breitbart, and the right-wing website has published a series of stories attacking McMaster in recent weeks.

"You also got this some of Bannon-bart influence in there which I think is a snag on the president", he said, coining a portmanteau.

"If the president really wants to execute that legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower-middle-class people and the middle-class people, then he has to move away from that sort of Bannon-bart nonsense", Scaramucci urged. Though the interview and subsequent Facebook live Q&A were full of his usual Trump ass-kissing, The Mooch pointedly insisted that the president take a firm stand against racism.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster was asked three times by NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday whether he can work with Bannon in the White House.

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The White House did not immediately respond to CNNMoney's request for comment about Scaramucci's remarks.

He added that it's not serving the President's interests to still have that wing around.

In his first televised appearance since he was ousted from his White House post, Scaramucci told This Week host George Stephanopoulos that - were he still Trump's communications director - he would not have written the fiercely criticized statement Trump gave on Saturday, shortly after the auto attack that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured several more.

Trump has been widely criticized, including by members of his own party, for not singling out white nationalists and white supremacists in his condemnation on Saturday after hundreds of neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville.

White House Senior Adviser Steve Bannon attends a round table discussion held by U.S. President Donald Trump in MI on March 15. Trump said he condemned "hatred, bigotry and violence - on many sides. on many sides". "We must all come together as Americans - and be one country UNITED".

He said he believed the call was "off the record" and that it was "a very deceitful thing" for Lizza to record the call.

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