Scaramucci Says Plotters Seeking to 'Eject' President Trump

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14 August, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking New Yorkers and others to sign a petition calling on President Donald Trump to denounce the white supremacist rally in Virginia that spiraled into a deadly day of violence.

Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat, said he was disgusted that the white nationalists had come to his town and blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign a year ago.

Signer said it's time for white nationalist groups to become extinct.

Pressed again on the President's position towards the white supremacists, Bossert offered a condemnation of hate groups.

Trump on Saturday said "many sides" were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville.

Trump came under criticism for not condemning the far right groups marching in Virginia, and instead criticizing violence by "many sides". He didn't attack us.

At the time the Justice Department called the number of leaks "staggering" and said they were "undermining the ability of our government to function and to protect this country".

Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, tweeted, "We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home". Marco Rubio was much more specific - and called on the president to single out white supremacists.

"Is Steve Bannon a white nationalist, a white supremacist?" he asked.

Signer said the extremist groups have been "invited into the daylight", and their rhetoric has been possible because, he said, "they're getting okays for that because they were invited into basically a presidential campaign".

Speaking with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week, Scaramucci criticized the influence of the website Breitbart and Steve Bannon, who was the executive chairman of Breitbart before joining the Trump campaign and later the administration, saying that there's "this sort of "Bannon-bart" influence" in the White House that he thinks "is a snag on the president".

"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", Mr Scaramucci said.

"The president's talk of violence "on many sides" ignores the shameful reality of white supremacism in our country today, and continues a disturbing pattern of complacency around such acts of hate", House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said.


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