Newly-appointed White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, said Sunday he will fire any future Whitehouse leakers under his watch.
“They’re going to get fired. I’m just going to make it very, very clear,” Scaramucci told CBS News‘ “Face the Nation.”
“Tomorrow I’m going to have a staff meeting. And it’s going to be a very binary thing. I’m not going to make any prejudgments about anybody on that staff. If they want to stay on the staff, they’re going to stop leaking.”
Scaramucci on Twitter deleted his old tweets to eliminate distractions. The tweet posted yesterday on July 22 says “Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters.”
He said that he will be working to change the culture of leaking inside the White House and stop the practice from continuing. The new communications director told CBS that if the leaks continue “we are as strong as our weakest link.”
“If you’re going to keep leaking, I’m going to fire everybody. It’s just very binary,” he added.
Scaramucci, a former Wall Street financial head was appointed to the new role on July 21.
According to The New York Times, who cited anonymous sources, one of the reasons Trump appointed Scaramucci was that the president believed he could help stop the anonymous leaking from within the White House.
On the same day, former White House Press secretary Sean Spicer resigned after disagreeing with Trump’s appointment of Scaramucci.
Trump offered Spicer to stay as press secretary under Scaramucci, but Spicer rejected the offer, saying it would cause further confusion and uncertainty in the White House.
Spicer will continue to serve until August and called it an “honor & a privilege” to serve under Trump’s administration.
From NTD Television