Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci hit at Steve Bannon for his controversial views a day after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, descended into violence.

During ABC News’ livestream interview after “This Week,” Scaramucci was asked if he believes Bannon is a white supremacist or white nationalist. Scaramucci said that he didn’t know and hasn’t directly asked Bannon about his views.

“I’ve never sat down with Steve Bannon and said, ‘Hey are you a white nationalist or a white supremacist?’ But I think the toleration of it by Steve Bannon is inexcusable,” Scaramucci said.

Ahead of the livestream, Scaramucci gave his first television interview since his short-lived tenure in the White House, speaking out against Bannon and saying the president “knows what he’s going to do with” him.

Speaking with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” this morning, 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.”

When asked by Stephanopoulos if that influence stemmed from Bannon, Scaramucci said, “I think the president knows what he’s going to do with Steve Bannon.”

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SOURCE: MEGHAN KENEALLY 
ABC News

 

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