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“Enemy within”: An­thony Scara­mucci, the com­bat­ive fi­nancier who lasted ten days as Trump’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions chief, has warned that an “enemy within” the White House may be plot­ting to oust the pres­i­dent. In his first in­ter­view since los­ing his job (over a sweary rant to a jour­nal­ist about Trump’s ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strate­gist Steve Ban­non), Scara­mucci said Trump was seen by the Wash­ing­ton es­tab­lish­ment as an in­ter­loper, and “for what­ever rea­son, peo­ple have made a de­ci­sion that they want to eject him”. He im­plied that Ban­non, a hard right-winger, was among those un­der­min­ing Trump, and pre­dicted he would soon be sacked. Scara­mucci likened him­self to “Mr Wolfe from Pulp Fic­tion” – a char­ac­ter called in to clean up after a killing – but con­ceded he hadn’t yet mas­tered the art of sur­vival as “a po­lit­i­cal op­er­a­tive… And I have to own that.”

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