Former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich isn't impressed by the new White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci. In an interview with the "Laura Ingraham Show" on Thursday, Gingrich criticized Scaramucci. He called out Scaramucci's actions—mostly notably his public questioning of Reince Priebus’ loyalty on CNN’s “New Day” earlier that day.
“It's totally unhelpful to have someone going around starting family fights in public,” commented Gingrich. “If he's gonna be that divisive, I'm not sure he's gonna be very useful to the President."
Gingrich cautioned Scaramucci to be more careful than he’s been. Gingrich pointed out that the role of the Communications Director of the White House is to organize the president’s communications not to express personal opinions.
"He obviously likes the limelight. He obviously likes being in the media. I would say right now that he's being more pugnacious than effective. I think he ought to slow down a little bit and learn what he's doing.”
When the president appointed Scaramucci to the role, Gingrich said he thought Scaramucci would be an asset to the White House. Now, he says, he’s not so sure.
"I think Scaramucci's full of himself," added Gingrich. "I think he got down here from New York. I think he's all excited. And I think he's, frankly, talking more than he's thinking. He needs to slow down and learn the business."
While Gingrich seems annoyed with Scaramucci, he hasn’t completely discounted him. Gingrich finished his interview by saying he thinks Scaramucci can still be an asset to President Trump if he would remember that he’s part of a team.
“Beating up your team isn’t usually the most effective way to win a game,” Gingrich concluded.
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