Anthony Scaramucci Publicly Criticizes President Trump

Anthony Scaramucci Publicly Criticizes President Trump
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In his first interview since being ousted as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci criticized Trump's handling of the Charlottesville protests.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement," Scaramucci told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday's This Week. "I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that."

Scaramucci went on to praise National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who had appeared earlier on the program, "for calling it out for what it is. It's actually terrorism."

When asked if anyone in the White House would say Trump made a mistake, Scaramucci replied, "I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth," speculating that maybe Ivanka or Jared Kushner might. 

He didn't have kind things to say when it came to other members of the Trump administration, however.

"You also got this sort of Bannon-bart influence in there, which I think is a snag on the President," Scaramucci said, referring to Trump's longtime adviser Steve Bannon, a former Breitbart executive, calling the things Bannon espouses "nonsensical."

Parts of the interview hit Twitter:

And users were a bit shocked:

Although many wrote Scaramucci off pretty quickly:

Still, it could be sign that more of Trump's allies are turning away from him:

The truth is a strange thing: