During a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo, brief communications director Anthony Scaramucci explained what characteristics are needed for someone applying to be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.
After discussing Nick Ayers turning down Trump, “The Mooch” explained that bringing in “the general” obviously wasn’t something that worked for the White House.
I think general Kelly, I honor his service as a Marine and to the military but yes, I do think so. He said he was humiliated today,” Scaramucci said about Gen. John Kelly. “How do you think I felt? You know, on Wall Street you say not working out, you made a gaffe with the recorder, let’s let you go by Labor Day, no problem, John, I get it. You don’t fire people like that so that was indicative of the way he was going to handle the 17 months he was in the job so — by the way, I’m not saying it’s over importance by me I’m just pointing out that culturally that operating style in a civilian system is not going to work.”
He went on to claim that people are not afraid to be honest with Trump and those like Ivanka and Jared Kushner tell the president the truth whether he wants to hear it or not.
“The president needs somebody that is not going to alter their behavior when he enters the room,” he continued. “The president needs somebody that does not need the job, doesn’t care. Loves the country, loves him and likes him, wants to do a good job. Will have his back, you’re going to go into major trench warfare.”
Cuomo yucked it up with Scaramucci, asking why they didn’t make him chief of staff. Scaramucci laughed, saying if he did it, Cuomo should be his deputy.
“That gives us a good indication of what will happen,” Cuomo said laughing.
Watch the interview below:
Trump elicits unintentional laughter in Oval Office meeting: My wars ‘don’t need exit strategies’
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During an Oval Office press gaggle, the president was asked if he had a plan for ending a possible war with Iran.
"You're not going to need an exit strategy," Trump opined, possibly misunderstanding the term. "I don't need exit strategies."
Some in the room could be heard audibly laughing as the president answered.
Watch the video below from CNN.
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"Kellyanne Conway had clearly broken the law and she should be removed from office," Himes said. "And the president said, 'Ah heck, that doesn't matter.'"
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Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, 9/11 first responder John Feal first took shots at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) before getting around to recent comments made by President Donald Trump where he claimed he was having a meeting with representatives of the firefighters and police this week.
In an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, the president noted the work being done by former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart to help get legislation pushed through, and said that he is taking a personal interest in the 9/11 victims' plight.