White House Communications Director Sends Past Criticism Of Trump Down The Memory Hole

Donald Trump’s new Communications Director has spent the weekend deleting all his old tweets criticizing Donald Trump:

President Trump’s new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went on a Twitter purge Friday, deleting years-old tweets bashing his new boss and supporting positions like gun control.

One of the deleted tweets referred to the Trump campaign as a “spectacle,” which was pointed out by a reporter who was swiftly blocked by Scaramucci.

Another deleted tweet praised Trump’s eventual challenger, Hillary Clinton. In a now-deleted tweet from 2012, Scaramucci calls the former Democratic secretary of State “incredibly competent.” Another deleted tweet from the same year included a statistic on gun ownership in the United States, and a third included a direct statement of support for “strong gun control laws.”

One tweet attacked top Trump supporter and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, insulting his “judgment” for joining the Trump team.

Scaramucci seems to only be scrubbing specific tweets containing references that may be damaging to his new role at the White House. One tweet containing a meaningless string of symbols that was sent in 2013 remained up after Scaramucci’s purge.

During a White House press briefing on Friday, Scaramucci apologized for old comments he made attacking Trump, who he said “never” lets Scaramucci forget his old remarks.

“He brings it up every 15 seconds, OK? One of the biggest mistakes I made, because I was an inexperienced person in the world of politics. I was supporting another candidate. I should have never said that about him. So Mr. President, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that,” Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci was responding to a reporter’s question about a video that resurfaced from 2015 that shows him calling Trump a “hack” and suggesting he would select Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as his running mate.”That’s another hack politician. He’s a hack politician. He’s probably going to make Elizabeth Warren his vice presidential nominee with comments like that,” Scaramucci says in the video.

You can see some examples of the tweets that Scaramucci has deleted at the link, and others are included in Washington Post report posted yesterday even as Scaramucci was in the middle of his efforts to rewrite the past. Looks like he’ll fit in well in the Trump White House.

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  1. Mark Ivey says:

    The Coen Brothers are gonna make a great movie on the Trump White House . . .

  2. Mister Bluster says:

    @Mark Ivey:..Pud Simple..

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Mark Ivey: Not if trump has his way.

  4. Mu says:

    It will be made in Canada, and smuggled into the US in a Super 8 format.

  5. CSK says:

    The Mooch, as he’s affectionately known, is really a perfect fit for Mangolini: Two sleazy opportunists totally lacking in principles and convictions.

  6. gVOR08 says:

    @Mark Ivey: No one else could do justice to the subject matter.