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Scaramucci: Was Hired to 'Take Out Bad Actors,' 'Long Knives' Got Me

Scaramucci: Was Hired to 'Take Out Bad Actors,'  'Long Knives' Got Me
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By    |   Sunday, 31 December 2017 10:17 AM

Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that President Donald Trump hired him as a “hatchet” man to help fire “bad actors from the White House,” but wound up getting “taken out as well” by the “long knives” that came out during the process.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the former White House communications director joked “they are calling my [11-day] period in the White House a Mooch. … I became a verb.”

“I was actually hired, in my opinion, to help fire and uncover leakers and to remove people that were bad actors from the White House,” he said. “Unfortunately, the minute you are hired as a hatchet person, the knives are very long and you get taken out as well.”

Scaramucci added that Trump didn’t like the White House infighting “and frankly, I think I helped him put an end to that.”

He also defended Trump’s Saturday tweet that chided climate change activists over a deep-freeze in portions of the East Coast and Southeast.

“I'm giving a shout-out to my friend Dan Scavino,” he said, referring to the White House social media director. “I know the difference between when Dan is tweeting and the president. And that was clearly the president. I love the president's sense of humor, but I also think he's saying something else.”

“What he's saying in that tweet is that the deal, the Paris accord, there was something wrong in that deal as it related to the United States,” he added. “So he didn't just want to sign it and go along with the crowd… my prediction is sometime at the end of 2018, people will look back at him and say, ‘wow, he had a lot of common sense by getting out of the climate accord’ … he's pretty much a practical common sense oriented guy.”

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Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that President Donald Trump hired him as a "hatchet" man to help fire "bad actors from the White House," but wound up getting "taken out as well" by the "long knives" that came out during the process.
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