Who is Anthony Scaramucci, Donald Trump’s new White House communications director? In my video, below, I look at Scaramucci’s politics (far left), Washington experience (none), and style (smooth and smarmy), and conclude that while Scaramucci is better on camera than Sean Spicer, he may not fare any better at the job. With the election of Donald Trump, AMERICAblog’s independent journalism and activism is more needed than ever. Please support our work with a $25 donation.
New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci let out a bit of a bombshell this morning on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. Tapper was asking Scaramucci about Donald Trump Jr. being offered, and accepting, a meeting with who he believed were Russian government officials interested in helping Trump win the election. Scaramucci told Tapper that “a lot of people” would have accepted that meeting, which isn’t true.
Green party leader Jill Stein, who received 1% of the vote in the 2016 election, published a tirade of tweets last night calling Russia’s interference in our election a “conspiracy theory.”Stein is no stranger to saying things that would put a smile on Vladimir Putin’s face. In December 2015, Stein went to Moscow, had dinner with Vladimir Putin, then publicly criticized US human rights policy, while not saying a word about Russia’s horrific abuses.
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