In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci accused White House Chief of Staff John Kelly of having “hissy fits.”
Recently, reports emerged from the White House that Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton got into a heated argument over immigration.
In the “Meet the Press” interview, Scaramucci said that even though he respects Kelly’s military service, “he hurt the morale inside the place, and he’s hurt the president, and he has hissy fits.”
“You know the good news is, I’m being vindicated by that because he’s demonstrating his personality now, the way he really is,” he continued, speaking about the alleged spat with Bolton.
On Monday, Scaramucci made an appearance on “The View” and fielded a number of questions, most of which where he was asked to defend President Trump as a “blue collar” president.
But then it got a little personal when asked about why he got fired by Kelly after only 11 days as White House communications director.
“I think he’s hurt the morale. People say, ‘okay, it’s personal,’ because he fired me,” said Scaramucci. “It’s not personal. I’ve been fired before.”
“It’s just observational,” he continued. “[Kelly] doesn’t have the personality skillset for that job. I applaud his service to the country, 40 years in the Marine Corps, he has the personality and skill set for that job–”
But then Meghan McCain interrupted with a blunt question: “Why did Ivanka and Jared trust his opinion over yours, then?”
“In terms of what?” Scaramucci asked.
“Because clearly you’re out and he’s still in,” she answered, as the audience got so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
“I just think calling a general of his statue having a ‘hissy fit,’ someone who has served in war, for me tonally is tone-deaf,” McCain said later on.
Watch it all unfold in the video below: