Washington (CNN)Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that he would like to see the President tone down his rhetoric against journalists and back off his “war with the media.”
Scaramucci, a longtime Trump backer, said the President has a “great agenda” and the economy is doing well under his administration, adding that Trump’s tactics in attacking the press “helped him win the presidency.”
“But he’s now the leader of the free world, and he is the No. 1 principal, responsible person in government for all people,” Scaramucci told Tapper.
Scaramucci said he would love to see polarizing rhetoric “dialed back on both sides.”
“But good leadership requires that somebody go first. And I’d like it to be him,” he said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday defended Trump’s comments about the media and deflected when asked whether the President bears any responsibility for the heated political rhetoric.