President Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been on the war path against White House leakers, and he just put them ALL on notice.
Reporters asked Scaramucci how he was going to deal with leaks while he was leaving the White House on Tuesday. He replied:
“I’m going to fire everybody — that’s how…You’re either going to stop leaking, or you’re going to get fired.”
Scaramucci made clear that he will do WHATEVER it takes to protect the President, saying:
“If I’ve got to get the thing down to me and Sarah Huckabee, then the leaking will stop.”
Scaramucci told reporters President Trump gave him the authority to fire anyone he deemed necessary.
One assistant press secretary, Michael C. Short, resigned after Scaramucci said earlier on Tuesday that he would be fired.
Scaramucci began his rant against leakers after being asked about the fate of Short, saying:
“Let’s say I’m firing Michael Short today.”
“The fact that you guys know about it before he does really upsets me as a human being and as a Roman Catholic. I should have the opportunity, if I need to let somebody go, to let the person go in a very humane, dignified way.”
Short had visibly feuded with the President in October when he stormed out of Trump Tower after the Access Hollywood tapes of the president had been released. According to the New York Times, some White House staff had suspected Short of being a leak source.
Scaramucci continued to make his case against leakers clear:
“If they don’t stop leaking, I’m going to put them out on Pennsylvania Avenue.”
“Do you want to sell postcards to the tourists outside the gate, or do you want to work in the West Wing. What do you want to do?”
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