Monday 11 December 2017

White House plotters working to 'eject' Trump, says former communications chief Anthony Scaramucci

Sacked: Anthony Scaramucci. Photo: REUTERS
Sacked: Anthony Scaramucci. Photo: REUTERS
Former White House media chief Anthony Scaramucci. Photo: REUTERS
Donald Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)

Alexandra Wilts

Donald Trump's former communications director Anthony Scaramucci has said there are people in Washington trying to have Mr Trump removed as president.

Mr Scaramucci, who was sacked last month after just 10 days on the job, told ABC there are “elements” within the White House trying to “eject” Mr Trump, according to the BBC.

“What happens in Washington... is the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him,” Mr Scaramucci said.

“I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president's interests or his agenda.”

Former White House media chief Anthony Scaramucci. Photo: REUTERS
Former White House media chief Anthony Scaramucci. Photo: REUTERS

When asked to identify the individuals, he said he had already “named some names” and strategic changes were in place, the BBC reported.

However, he added that Mr Trump needed to bring in "more loyalists" to carry out his agenda.

During his brief time working for the US President, Mr Scaramucci turned the White House upside down. His hiring led to the departures of both Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus, Mr Trump's former press secretary and Chief of Staff, respectively.

Mr Scaramucci told a New Yorker reporter Mr Priebus was a “paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac” and accused him of leaking information to journalists. The following day, Mr Trump announced on Twitter that he was replacing Mr Priebus with John Kelly, the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Donald Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)
Donald Trump (Alex Brandon/AP)

After more than 200 days in office, Mr Trump has still not secured a major legislative victory

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