The appointment of brash, straight-talking Long Islander Anthony Scaramucci to be President Donald Trump’s new White House Communications Director made waves in Washington, D.C. and far beyond.
Some people have been praising Scaramucci for his willingness to handle the tough issues like stopping the leakers that are undermining the White House. Others, however, are concerned that Scaramucci’s rhetoric is too rough-edged for such an important position serving our country at the highest level. Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is not a fan of Anthony’s work thus far, and recently called him out for being “full of himself.”
Commented Gingrich during an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio program, “I think Scaramucci is full of himself, I think he got down here from New York and he is all excited; frankly he is talking more than he is thinking. He needs to slow down and learn the business. Scaramucci is not in the position of being a wealthy entrepreneur who says whatever randomly he thinks. His job should be to organize the communications of the President of the United States and help the president communicate with the country and picking fights internally doesn’t get you there.”
He continued, “It may get you news coverage but he will learn very quickly that you can get news coverage lots of ways. This is a city where if you are in the White House you get plenty of news coverage. The question is whether or not it is useful news coverage or whether or not it gets you to where you want to go and I’m very underwhelmed by this propensity to go out and first of all go attack your own side and second that for the average American.”
Newt added, “You know the head by the way is the President of the United States it’s not the Chief of Staff so I don’t know what he is referring to with that use the of an old Italian saying he is certainly not suggesting that is the president. So I am very concerned that, I originally said he was a great asset I think he could be a great asset but I think he has to learn to be part of a team and be apart of some kind of plan process if he is going to actually live that out.” Do you think Gingrich’s assessment of Scaramucci is correct? Listen below: