Trump’s new communications chief wants ‘a more positive mojo’
President Donald Trump’s new communications adviser says it’s time to hit the “reset button.”
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci pledged to begin “an era of a new good feeling” and said he hopes to “create a more positive mojo.”
He also promised to crack down on information leaks and pledged to better focus the message coming from the White House.
Trump announced on Friday that Scaramucci – a polished television commentator and Harvard Law graduate – would take over the administration’s top messaging job.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned in protest over Scaramucci’s appointment. He will be replaced by his former deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Asked about the president’s tweets about the investigation on CBS’ “Face the Nation”, Scaramucci said he would not get in the way.
“That’s the crystal essence of the president. And so some of you guys in the media think it’s not helpful. But if he thinks it’s helpful to him, let him do it,” Scaramucci said.
He also said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that “we’re going to defend him very, very aggressively when there’s nonsensical stuff being said about him. And he will probably dial back some of those tweets.”
Scaramucci also said on CNN that an unnamed person told him that “if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those e-mails, you would have never seen it.”
He then quickly said he was quoting the president, adding that “he basically said to me, hey, you know, this is – maybe they did it. Maybe they didn’t do it.”
On Saturday, the newly minted Trump aide announced he was deleting old tweets.
Scaramucci said on Fox that the old tweets were “a total distraction.”