Anthony Scaramucci is a New York financier, TV personality, and GOP donor who is making headlines as he transitions into his new position as the White House Communications Director. Similar to Trump, Scaramucci has no prior government experience, as he has ascended to the White House through the business world and TV. Previously, Scaramucci was a vice president at Goldman Sachs until he founded the hedge fund SkyBridge Capital in 2005. SkyBridge Capital is now “...a global alternative investment firm that specializes in funds of hedge funds products, custom separate account portfolios, hedge fund advisory services and a long-only mutual fund.” Since taking on this new position in the White House, Scaramucci has stepped down as co-managing partner at SkyBridge “and will no longer be affiliated” with the company. In 2015, Scaramucci became a co-host on the Fox Business Network show, where he publicly criticized Trump, calling him a “hack politician” and a member of the “Queens County Bully Association”, which he has since apologized for, “I should have never said that about him. So, Mr. President, if you’re listening, I personally apologize for the 50th time for saying that.” Now, as the White House Communications Director Scaramucci plans to hit the “reset button” with the media.
One of the first actions Scaramucci has taken as Communications Director is deleting his old tweets in an act of “full transparency” as many of them contradict his current role in Trump’s administration, including advocating for gun regulations, endorsing Hillary Clinton (who he supported in her re-election as Senator), and misquoting Mark Twain. Although he’s deleted quite a few tweets, his tweet about marijuana legalization remains posted, “What they leave out is the the overuse of these drugs is creating a zombie apocalypse in their cities.” This dates back to October 2015, so it’s very possible his views have changed but with the administration planning to crackdown on marijuana, it’s very unlikely.
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