Anthony Scaramucci returned Sunday to the national spotlight and defended the circumstances behind his ouster last month after only 10 days as White House communications director while suggesting West Wing rival Steve Bannon may also be on his way out. When asked why he didn't, Scaramucci noted that Trump "likes doing the opposite of what the media thinks he's gonna do" and is "also of the impression that there is hatred on all sides, but I disagree with him".
"George, I didn't say I didn't do the wrong thing", Scaramucci said.
Another Republican, Senator Lindsey Graham, told Fox News Sunday that "I would urge the president to dissuade these groups that he's their friend".
Anthony Scaramucci defends brief White House stay in interview
Nevertheless, Scaramucci also indicated that this White House faces broader problems than a single adviser. "I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that, I applaud Gen. McMaster for calling it out for what it is - it's actually terrorism".
"You're not going change the president", Scaramucci said.
Scaramucci insisted he was unaware the interview was being recorded and hit out at The New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza after the interview was published, taking to Twitter to describe Lizza as the "Linda Tripp of 2017" and insisting "He absolutely taped the call without my permission", adding #lowlife.
"There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazis", she tweeted. Duke took part in Saturday's rally.
"We're going to work on civility and listening, deliberation, First Amendment, religious toleration, pluralism". "It has to stop now".
North Korea Warns It Is Considering A Missile Attack On Guam
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to calm tensions after Trump's remarks, saying "Americans should sleep well at night". Chinese government-backed scholars said Beijing is deeply concerned about the latest statements from Trump and North Korea.
North: Media to Partly Blame for Escalating US-N. Korea Tension
His visit came the day after President Trump said North Korea would be met with "fire and fury" in the event of a nuclear attack. Tensions have escalated rapidly in recent weeks after North Korea tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.
Shares hit by US-North Korea tensions
North Korea had responded to Trump's previous promise to unleash " fire and fury " with a threat to land a missile near the U.S. European stock markets fell further in opening trade on Friday on intensifying fears over North Korea, dealers said.
Tech companies lead worst day for stock market since May
Wilmar International slipped 6.4 per cent or 22 cents to $3.20; Hongkong Land lost 2.1 per cent or 16 U.S. cents to US$7.34. The major index futures are now pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 21 points.
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem
Cornerback Gareon Conley, the first-round pick, and the second rounder, safety Obi Melifonwu, are nursing injuries. The Cardinals' third-string quarterback, former 49ers starter Blaine Gabbert , was 5 of 9 for 53 yards.
Google wrestles with aftermath from controversial memo
Volunteers are planning a march on the company offices in nine cities on August 19, according to the March on Google website. Google chief Sundar Pichai said Dimore "crossd the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in Google's workplace".
Gold Inches Toward $1300 Ahead Of Inflation Data
The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, was facing its worst week since the one ended December 2, which logged a loss of just over 2%. Investors await the headline U.S.consumer inflation data for July for more clues about future Fed decisions.