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Scaramucci tells MSNBC's Kasie Hunt his advice for Trump on respecting the press

President Trump is receiving advice on decorum from a rather unexpected source.

Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's former communications director who lost his job after an expletive-filled rant against his coworkers was made public by The New Yorker, suggested to the president Sunday that perhaps he should lay off his attacks on the press. Trump's war on the media is "not good for America," Scaramucci said, calling on Trump to respect the First Amendment.

Scaramucci appeared on MSNBC's Kasie DC to give Trump some guidance on how to deal with media more respectfully, arguing that it's okay him for disagree with unflattering reports, but not okay to be outwardly hostile toward the fourth estate. "I don't think it's good for [Trump] personally, and it's not good for the presidency," he said. In Pennsylvania on Saturday, Trump referred to NBC's Chuck Todd as a "sleeping son of a bitch."

The former White House staffer said that he is a "big believer" in a free press, and that it is "super important" to keep the powerful in check. Scaramucci's comments came just days after he apologized to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for suggesting she take "a suppository" to combat her "Trump Derangement Syndrome."

The Mooch lasted just 11 days in the White House, fired for speaking hotly to a reporter. Watch his full advice to the president on remaining level-headed with the press below. Summer Meza