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.
[caption id="attachment_1143727" align="aligncenter" width="419"] Scaramucci Post tweet[/caption]
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:
An appalling poll from @ScaramucciPost which panders to Holocaust denial & ignorance @scaramucci must disown this… https://t.co/ejD5amrsom— Anti-Nazis United (@Anti-Nazis United)1508241933.0
The Shoah is not for Twitter polls, @Scaramucci and @ScaramucciPost, do not make light of that evil and loss. DO BETTER.— Zilches the Clown (@Zilches the Clown)1508241852.0
"The whole internet loathes Anthony Scaramucci, the extremely obvious shitbag." *five months later* "We regret to i… https://t.co/rw73buvUOD— Kit Lovelace (@Kit Lovelace)1508242504.0
@jonrosenberg @Scaramucci He's asking for that info in a motherfucking social media poll?!— Just Plain Ol' Paul (@Just Plain Ol' Paul)1508242405.0
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 (@Diana Joy)1508242344.0
@jeremynewberger @ScaramucciPost @Scaramucci He was never a likable goof. He was always abetting a fascist.— Detective Pikajew, Esq. (@Detective Pikajew, Esq.)1508242782.0
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 (@🦗New Free Soil Party)1508242795.0
Insane. Anthony @Scaramucci's "cute" little social media project appears to have gone full David Irving. https://t.co/icQhCW0ZBA— ⇙⇙⇙Morgan Finnsiö⇙⇙⇙ (@⇙⇙⇙Morgan Finnsiö⇙⇙⇙)1508242749.0
@ScaramucciPost Scaramucci means “unbridled dickhead” in Italian.— David Semel (@David Semel)1508243474.0
Nice to know that the Scaramucci acorn hasn't fallen far from the Trump Tree. https://t.co/W7QFPcVw5A— Laura LM (@Laura LM)1508243299.0