Scaramucci: White House plotters seeking Trump exit

Scaramucci  said there were "elements" within the White House trying to eject Mr Trump, and he had "named some names".

14 August 2017, 9:15am
Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci
The former White house communications director has claimed that there are people in Washington working against President Donald Trump.

Speaking to ABC News for the first time since his dismissal last month, the American financier said,

"What happens in Washington... is the president is not a representative of the political establishment class, so for whatever reason the people have made a decision that they want to eject him," he told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News on Sunday.

"I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president's interests or his agenda."

However, he said the president needed to bring in "more loyalists" in order to carry out his agenda.

Anthony Scaramucci who shocked many with his profane outburst against another former White House figure, Reince Priebus, was sacked after just 10 days, in what the US President describes as “a great day at the White House”