NAACP Bizarrely Demands Trump Fire "White Supremacist Leader" Bannon After Charlottesville Unrest

Trump's new chief of staff fires foul-mouthed Scaramucci

Trump's new chief of staff fires foul-mouthed Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, said the President need to be "much harsher" on white supremacists and the violent nature of the demonstration in Charlottesville, USA.

The group also called for the ouster of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka, who have drawn criticism from civil rights organizations for their associations with the alt-right, a hodgepodge of far-right, white nationalist groups that drafted off the President's 2016 campaign to rise to national prominence. The former CEO of Breitbart News, Bannon is often credited with fanning Trump's pugilistic impulses, and boasted about his role in legitmising the alt-right.

On Sunday, he again insisted he believed the conversation was off the record. Scaramucci decried what he called the "Bannon-Bart" influence at the White House, labelling it "nonsense". "The president's going to do what he wants to do, how he wants to do it", he said.

After 11 wild days at the White House, Scaramucci was ousted July 31. Since McMaster fired many of Bannon loyalists, Bannon had been leaking out information to outlets that are supportive of his extremist cause calling for Trump to fire the McMaster.

When Stephanopoulos asked if there was anyone in the White House who would tell Trump the statement had been a mistake, Scaramucci noted that most of Trump's staff "may be reluctant to tell him the truth".

Earlier in the day Scaramucci told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth".

"I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon", he said.

Axios reported Saturday, citing sources in the West Wing, that senior-level staff in the White House believe Bannon is the man behind some of the leaks coming from Pennsylvania Avenue, specifically the leaks targeting Trump's national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster.

SCARAMUCCI: Yes, the whole thing is nonsensical, it's not serving the president's interests. President Trump had also been resistant to McMaster's initial demands to get rid of people like Ezra Cohen-Watnick and even Bannon himself. He did say that some of the topics that Bannon and Brietbart.com have brought up is "very worthwhile", like "economic desperation", but "the other nasty stuff that is on that website I think is disgusting".

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said of his former boss' response. "And I certainly would have never suggested him doing that", he said. "I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve. I think he's also of the impression that there's hatred on all sides, but I disagree with it", he said.

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