President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his pick for White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, for initially endorsing some of his opponents during the 2015-16 presidential campaign.
"In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn’t think I was running!" the president wrote on Twitter Saturday morning.
Scaramucci first endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush over Trump during the Republican primaries. In August of 2015, Scaramucci called Trump a "hack politician" during a TV appearance, adding that his rhetoric was "anti-American" after Trump made comments about "hedge fund guys paying nothing" in taxes.
Scaramucci on Friday addressed his comments during a White House press briefing, saying it was "one of the biggest mistakes that I made because I was an unexperienced person in the world of politics" and that Trump "brings it up every 15 seconds."
"I should have never said that about him. So Mr. President, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the fiftieth time for saying that," Scaramucci added.