Anthony Scaramucci on Why Trump Insists on Tweeting
“Extra” was with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci as he celebrated his book “Trump, the Blue-Collar President,” which follows his 11 days on the job.
When asked about how people are reacting to the title of the book, Anthony said, “The liberals, their heads explode. They're like, 'This guy was born with a golden toilet seat under his heinie…' It's more a story about blue-collar America and how did he capture so many of those voters? Less so about his golden toilet seat.”
Scaramucci insists few people know the President like he does. “I remember asking the President the first time I was in there," he said, "'Hey, tell the truth, did your heart beat fast when you walked in there for the first time?' And he was very honest. He said, 'Oh, yeah, you know, my heart beat fast.' He said, 'Anthony, it wasn't until my first head of state visited… and we were walking in together and there's this big presidential seal in the crosswalk and I looked up at the seal and I was like, 'Oh, my God, I'm the President of United States.' He said, 'It started to dawn on me the magnitude of the job,' but he said, 'But then after a little while, uh, you'll realize how much work we have to do and all that fluttering will die down.'”
Anthony continued, “He was right about that. I was only there for 11 days, but it took 72 hours for the fluttering to die down.”
And while he agrees with Trump on most subjects, he does think the President needs a Twitter break. “Who hasn't talked to the President — that genuinely likes him — about knocking off the tweeting? We all have, okay? But that's his insistence and his stubbornness about the tweeting. He believes that that got him to the presidency and he believes he needs that as an instrument to combat the negativity about him in the media.”
“Trump, the Blue-Collar President” is available now.