Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s newly appointed White House Communications Director, has been going back and deleting old tweets that were critical of President Trump.
Scaramucci tweeted: “Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters.”
Full transparency: I'm deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn't be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that's all that matters
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017
Scaramucci had old tweets that were critical of Trump.
In 2012, he tweeted, “Trump to Endorse Gingrich. Odd guy. So smart with no judgement.”
Scaramucci had endorsed both Jeb Bush and Scott Walker during the primaries before joining the Trump campaign.
Scaramucci also had harsh words for President Trump on Fox News, calling him a “hack politician” and saying that his rhetoric is “anti-American and very, very divisive.” He also told Trump to “cut it out now.”
Additionally, Scaramucci supported Democrats recently. According to The Daily Beast:
Scaramucci, a Wall Street millionaire, also donated to Obama and Clinton’s presidential campaigns. Scaramucci gave $5,600 to Obama in 2008 and $4,600 to Clinton in 2007. (Scaramucci wrote in November 2011 that he voted for Obama and Bill Clinton.)
Scaramucci also follows a large number of accounts, over 160,000, on Twitter.
Sean Spicer resigned from his post as White House Press Secretary on Friday, after expressing his disagreement with Trump’s choice to appoint Scaramucci as the new Communications Director. Spicer had been also been filling the role of Communications Director since Trump’s second appointee to that post, Mike Dubkem resigned on May 30th. Spicer had said that he felt “relieved” since resigning.
Spicer’s resignation solidified Scaramucci’s role in the White House. Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who had been Deputy White House Press Secretary, has taken Spicer’s role as White House Press Secretary.