President Donald Trump’s new communications adviser, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, said on Fox News Sunday that he seeks “an era of a new good feeling” and to “create a more positive mojo.” Scaramucci also promised to stanch leaks from the White House. Saying that he wants to focus the message emanating from the White House, he said, “I have in my pocket a radio studio, a television studio, and a movie studio. The entire world has changed; we need to rethink the way we’re delivering our information.”
Scaramucci took over the job on Friday. Sean Spicer, who had served as White House Press Secretary resigned. Spicer has been replaced by his former deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Scaramucci addressed questions about Russia by saying that the Trump administration is embarked on a “two-pronged approach,” while saying that “in some ways we want to de-escalate things and have there be a level of diplomacy. In other ways, we want it to be very hard-hitting and war-like.”
When Scaramucci was asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” about Trump’s Twitter habit, he said he will not intervene. “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.
Then, on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Scaramucci said that “we’re going to -- 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.” On CNN, Scaramucci said that he was told by an unnamed person that “if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those e-mails, you would have never seen it.” He then said he was quoting Trump, adding that “he basically said to me, hey, you know, this is -- maybe they did it. Maybe they didn’t do it.”