Former communications director Anthony Scaramucci seems to have started his own news outlet called The Scaramucci Post. This morning its Twitter account is polling social media users to see how many Jews they believe were killed in the Holocaust.
The internet was ablaze with accusations of anti-Semitism for asking an “opinion” about an actual fact. Many accused the tweet of pandering to Holocaust deniers. Scaramucci has not yet retweeted the poll or released a statement. The account says that it is run by Lance Laifer, a hedge fund manager and former Internet entrepreneur.
As of publication of this story 15 percent of those taking the poll seem to be Holocaust deniers and 23 people clicked “favorite” on the poll.
You can see the responses below:
Everyone who did the "ha ha it's all a big joke" welcome back Scaramucci into fancy elite society has to answer for this. https://t.co/6aCOfie1Ll
— Michael Caley (@MC_of_A) October 17, 2017
How big of an asshole is Scaramucci?
— John Gerard (@OHFScratch) October 17, 2017
— Anti-Nazis United (@AntiNazisUnited) October 17, 2017
— Just ZK 4 Now (@ZombieCheney) October 17, 2017
"The whole internet loathes Anthony Scaramucci, the extremely obvious shitbag."
*five months later*
"We regret to inform you…" pic.twitter.com/Ra5HaELsRs
— Kit Lovelace (@kitlovelace) October 17, 2017
He's asking for that info in a motherfucking social media poll?!
— Paulbearer Ghoulman (@WMDogma) October 17, 2017
Anytime you worry that you really fucked up your life, remember you aren't Anthony Scaramucci, who somehow keeps managing to find new ways.
— Diana Joy (@DianaJoy23) October 17, 2017
He was never a likable goof. He was always abetting a fascist.
— Abby Spice, Mummy (@clapifyoulikeme) October 17, 2017
I was under the impression Scaramucci creating his own media outlet was going to be an amusingly dumb thing, so this is an abrupt dark turn.
— New Free Soil Party (@FreeSoilAndrew) October 17, 2017
— (((Morgan Finnsiö))) (@Morgan_Finnsio) October 17, 2017
Scaramucci means “unbridled dickhead” in Italian.
— David Semel (@DavidSemel) October 17, 2017
Nice to know that the Scaramucci acorn hasn't fallen far from the Trump Tree. https://t.co/W7QFPcVw5A
— LL (@laura_lrnzo) October 17, 2017
Reported and blocked Scaramucci Post.
— Tony Renner (@TonyRenner) October 17, 2017