Before Anthony Scaramucci took a top communications job in the White House, he was a prolific tweeter and a frequent television presence — just like his new boss, President Donald Trump.
Some of his old comments — including in tweets he’s since deleted — make for awkward reading given his new role. Scaramucci has acknowledged he’s scrubbing his Twitter feed, saying it’s to avoid any "distraction" from Trump’s agenda.
Here are some highlights:
1. April 20, 2012: Scaramucci tweeted seemingly in support of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who Trump defeated in the November 2016 election.
2. August 6, 2012: Scaramucci tweeted that "it is just common sense" to apply more control on guns.
Trump, however, has described himself as a “Second Amendment person." Scaramucci appears to have since deleted that tweet.
3. August 24, 2015: “I can tell you who he’s going to be president of — you can tell Donald I said this: the Queens County bullies association. You got to cut it out and stop all this crazy rhetoric," Scaramucci said on Fox and Friends following audio of Trump discussing hedge funds.
On Friday, Scaramucci apologized for having publicly criticized his new boss.
4. December 7, 2016: “Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country.” Trump tweeted at 7:41 p.m. Trump, then president-elect, had been accused of inflating the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis, where Jones was head of the union.
Half an hour before Trump’s tirade, though, Scaramucci, then a member of the transition team, had told CNN that Jones was “looking after the American worker.”
5. March 2, 2017: Scaramucci tweeted support for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the ongoing probe of Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
Trump, however, has complained about the decision and told the New York Times recently that he would not have hired Sessions if he’d known the recusal was coming.