Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House communications director, called President Donald Trump “a liar” and added that he “should probably dial down the lying” because he doesn’t need to, according to CNN.
Scaramucci’s comments were made earlier today on CNN’s “New Day” while he was promoting his new book, Trump: The Blue-Collar President.
CNN’s John Berman asked Scaramucci about Trump’s pattern of spreading lies and what he would call someone who likes to lie.
“OK, well we both know that he’s telling lies. So if you want me to say he’s a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar,” Scaramucci said, adding, “Nobody should lie. I’m not a big believer in lying. But politicians happen to lie.”
Scaramucci noted that Trump’s lying has an entertainment aspect to it and that Trump embellishes things to play to the crowd.
“He’s playing for the laughs. And you know, that’s been his persona, that’s been his style. And by the way, you can’t really argue with the success of it,” he said.
Scaramucci was ousted as White House communications director just 10 days after he started in July 2017 following a salacious interview with The New Yorker in which he used expletives and criticized top White House officials by name.