"I think he needed to be much harsher as it relates to the white supremacists", Scaramucci said on ABC's "This Week". "I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists". The president offered praise for law enforcement active in Charlottesville and called for "study" of what's happening to "see what we're doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen". You have this sort of Bannon-Bart influence in there that is a snag on the president.
"The odds were stacked against me in that job", Scaramucci told ABC News, adding that the president wanted him in the post but "probably 200" others did not. "He has to move away from that Bannon-bart nonsense".
"You're not going change the president", Scaramucci said.
Amid growing bipartisan criticism of his initial response, White House advisers appearing Sunday on talk shows strove to defend the president.
In Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in riots that turned deadly, resulting in three deaths and several injuries. "Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremist groups". "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together".
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks with reporters during "Regional Media Day" at the White House in Washington, DC on July 25.
On Sunday, he again insisted he believed the conversation was off the record.
A young woman died and 19 people were injured in the city of Charlottesville when a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people after a rally by Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists turned violent.
He said that if he was still working in the White House, he would not have recommended Trump make the statement he did.
He said he is accountable for what he did.