President Trump has been two months without a White House Communications director, a problem he remedied last week by hiring former Wall Street investor Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci, who has been a passionate support of the president on cable news over the past year, came on board just as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, leaving his job – at least temporarily – to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In an interview with Breitbart News Saturday, Scaramucci vowed to be a new voice for the administration that has, at times, had its message lost in all of the endless controversies generated by a hostile press.
In the interview, with Breitbart’s Matt Boyle, Scaramucci said that Trump had not forgotten his vow to build a big, beautiful wall across the Mexican border.
“I know this is one of his campaign promises that he is on missile lock to keep, Matt,” he said. “We have a list of campaign promises that are up on Steve Bannon’s wall, and we’re going right through those campaign promises so that we can tell the American people we’re citizen politicians or citizen public servants. We’re not career politicians or establishment players that just want to sit in Washington and milk the system. Like good business people, we’re going to deliver on these promises and try to make the system better. So the wall is at the top of the list for the president. And so I can assure you that is going to get done.”
In the interview, Scaramucci also spoke of his own unusual pathway to the White House inner circle and made it clear how proud he was to be serving the president. He told Boyle that he had been inspired by watching Trump criss-cross the country last year holding rally after packed rally, filled with Americans who had long felt forgotten by the elitists in Washington.
“This is one of the most admirable things about him. It was the president that showed me — who grew up in a middle-class area like that — what was actually going on in my home town,” Scaramucci said. “Matt, I was spending too much time trying to spiral my way up into the global elite, you know? I went to some fancy schools, and then I worked at Goldman, and then I was trying to make myself some money to become financially independent. And I missed it.
“And so it’s one of the reasons why I’m so passionate to get reconnected to that and to help the president help those people,” he continued. “One of the most successful things about the president is that he has a vision for those people, but he also identified that way earlier than what I would call the typical politician, who really wasn’t focused on it.”
It was, and is, the driving force behind Trump’s enormous grassroots popularity and it is the force that will – hopefully – keep him afloat in the midst of so many external storms.