Scaramucci shares insights on White House communications director job

This week, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks announced plans to resign, opening the door for a sixth person to step into that role since President Donald Trump took office.

One person who held the job, although briefly, was Anthony Scaramucci – who discussed with FOX Business’ Kennedy what he would have done differently.

“I don’t know what it’s like to run the communications department because I was only there for 11 days,” Scaramucci said.

“I put together a whole communications plan, which someone leaked onto the internet. It was a nine-page plan,” he said. “Frankly, Hope did a lot of the stuff that I had in that plan.”

Scaramucci said the No. 1 job of the communications director is to keep the president “on message.”

He also said the people who filled that role had individual reasons for why they left the White House. He doesn’t think President Trump was to blame for any of the departures.

“In my case,” Scaramucci said, “I was caught on a story that I thought was off the record and I used a couple of poor words, curse words and General Kelly decided that he was going to exercise some level of authority and firing me instantaneously over talking a few curse words.”

Kennedy asked Scaramucci if he thought his firing was unfair.

“I think most people know that’s unfair,” he said. “I took it like a gentleman and he fired me like a gentleman.”

Scaramucci added that he doesn’t expect to get an opportunity to return to the White House.

“I’m too outspoken, I’m too much of a New Yorker,” he said. “I want to call balls and strikes as I see them.”

He added that he remains loyal to the president and respects the entire Trump family a great deal.