"The president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him," fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview Sunday.
"I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president's interests or his agenda," Scaramucci claimed. When Stephanopoulos pressed him to "name names," Scaramucci referred back to his colorful public critiques of ousted White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Scaramucci also weighed in on President Trump's response to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville, which critics have charged did not adequately label and condemn the ideology, associations, and tactics of the white nationalist demonstrators. "I wouldn't have recommended that statement," Scaramucci said of Trump's remarks. "I think he would have needed to have been much harsher," he continued. "With the moral authority of the presidency, you have to call that stuff out."
Watch excerpts of the interview below. Bonnie Kristian