On CNN’s “New Day” Friday morning, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci discussed President Donald Trump’s compulsive lying — and warned that Trump’s disregard for the truth is just a way he plays the media for kicks.
“He’s very consistent,” said Scaramucci, who was fired 10 days into his job with the Trump administration after making a graphic genital-related analogy about then-White House strategist Steve Bannon. “He’s probably consistent over the last 40 years in terms of the way he frames a narrative and a story.”
“He does it because he thinks it’s fun,” Scaramucci continued. “And he also does it because he likes the fact that you guys are talking about it. At the end of the day, for him, he’s figured out that there’s a very large group of people inside of our population that when he does it, and the media talks about it, they laugh.”
He then recounted an anecdote of a Trump supporter in Detroit who told him that he likes how Trump throws off the mainstream political class. “I don’t like the political establishment, I don’t like the media establishment, and I like seeing him tweak those people.”
“He does it because it’s fun:" Former White House communications director Anthony @Scaramucci explains President Trump’s thinking while discussing his recent lies https://t.co/5pO5r2Bt6O pic.twitter.com/dD7jAPkiQq
— New Day (@NewDay) April 5, 2019
‘I told you this would happen’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump for trying to ruin Dr Fauci
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for his latest attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
"Fauci is not to blame for any of this. Trump is, period," said Cuomo. "And now that the reality is sinking in to blue and red, to left, right, and reasonable, Trump is doing what he always does: trying to shift blame to someone else. And we must reject efforts to shift stink onto the one man we can trust."
"Now, in these White House attacks, we see their principles on display as well, don't we?" said Cuomo. "Eat your own, lie about Fauci, deny your role, and defy the mandate of leadership that we gave you. And how about using an unnamed official to smear the only credible voice they have on this voice. Where are the worries about anonymous sources now, Mr. President? This is making America great again? You pardon a convicted liar and lie about a man with a conviction to fight a pandemic, which you apparently lack."
CNN host buries Trump for promoting elderly game show host’s COVID conspiracy
CNN's John Berman on Monday buried President Donald Trump for promoting the medical advice of a former game show host over the advice of doctors when it comes to the novel coronavirus.
The president on Monday morning promoted a tweet from former "Love Connection" host Chuck Woolery that accused both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and doctors in general of deliberately lying about the pandemic to harm Trump's re-election bid.
Damning CNN supercut shows how Trump has been ‘wrong about every aspect of the pandemic’
President Donald Trump's allies have been circulating an opposition research file on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for getting some things wrong in the past when talking about the novel coronavirus.
However, the president has gotten vastly more wrong about the pandemic -- and CNN on Monday showed the receipts.