Ex-White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci: Trump 'not all that angry' after Bannon called his son a traitor
Anthony Scaramucci speaks to CNN (screen grab)

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday insisted that President Donald Trump was not "angry" after reports emerged that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon called his son, Donald Jr., "treasonous."


During an interview on CNN, host Chris Cuomo asked the former communications director about Michael Wolff's new book that claims that Bannon had blasted Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon reportedly called the incident "treasonous" and ripped the president's son for not reporting it to the FBI.

"How angry do you think this stuff is going to make him?" Cuomo wondered.

Scaramucci admitted that he had not talked to the president since the news about Bannon broke on Wednesday.

"My gut tells me that he's probably not all that angry as much as he is distracted," he opined. "He thinks it's another unnecessary distraction."

"He says his son is treasonous," Cuomo pointed out. "You don't think that makes him angry?"

"This is another misnomer about the president," Scaramucci replied. "People think he's angry and volatile and temperamental and all this sort of stuff, I don't see that in the guy's personality at all. Okay? I see the guy as honest and straightforward. Sometimes he wears a lot on his sleeve. Sometimes he wears a lot on his sleeve on Twitter."

"But at the end of the day," he added, "I wouldn't describe him as angry as much as I would describe him as frustrated because when he let Bannon go, he sent out a nice tweet about him."

In a statement on Wednesday, Trump referred to Bannon as a mere "staffer" and said that his chief strategist had "lost his mind" after leaving the White House

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