Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is not known for his restraint, but even he thinks President Trump went too far in his effort to improve U.S.-Russia relations.
"He has to reverse course immediately," said the Mooch in a Tuesday interview with CNN. "He's got to get out there as soon as possible before the concrete starts to set on this."
Scaramucci said that those who are loyal to Trump must now demonstrate their loyalty by setting him straight. "Loyalty right now requires you to tell the truth and sit with him and explain to him the optics of the situation," he told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on New Day. The former White House staffer said that he understood Trump's comments at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as an effort to "suppress the anxiety and the antagonism" between the U.S. and Russia, but said Trump's strategy is "not working."
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"You've got to back up the U.S. intelligence agencies here," said Scaramucci. Watch the Mooch offer Trump his words of wisdom below, via CNN. Summer Meza
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