Scaramucci amends Trump ‘liar’ comments
WASHINGTON » Anthony Scaramucci, who served brief ly as White House communications director last year, made headlines Wednesday when he called President Trump “a liar” during a CNN interview.
On Thursday, as he continued a media blitz promoting a new book about Trump, Scaramucci sought to backpedal. No, he said, Trump is not “a liar.” He’s “an intentional liar” who uses “a methodology of mistruth” with the aim of unsettling the mainstream media and the political left.
Scaramucci’s parsing comes as Trump has increasingly been under fire for abandoning the truth.
Just in recent days, he has claimed without evidence that there were dangerous “Middle Easterners” mixed in a migrant caravan making its way toward the United States; that Congress — which is out of session — would deliver a middleclass tax cut by the end of the month; and that Republicans were more committed to protecting Americans with preexisting medical conditions than Democrats.
During the CNN interview, Scaramucci was asked if he considers Trump a liar.
“OK, well we both know that he’s telling lies,” Scaramucci responded. “So if you want me to say he’s a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar.”