President Donald Trump has cast aside stories about White House infighting, describing the leaks as employees bickering over "who loves me the most". Scaramucci confirmed Short had left, saying he did not know him, but "the person who wanted me to fire him outranks me".
Scaramucci on Tuesday threatened to can Short if he wasn't able to stop the leaks. Trump said. "It's just stupid people doing that". "It actually in his mind, what are you guys suggesting? Here's the problem with the leaking, why I have to figure out a way to get the leaking to stop, because it hurts people".
Pressed to elaborate on his pledge to cut down staff, Scaramucci said, "As far as I'm concerned, it's a new start for everyone in (the communications) team".
"Yeah, I know, but what happened to being straight?"
He told Obama: "I represent the Wall Street community, we have felt like a piñata".
He later took to Twitter to stress that he was referring to his own hair and makeup, adding "I need all the help I can get!" "They aren't in process yet", Scaramucci wrote to the Times after being asked why he thought the report had been leaked.
Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, said Thursday in a television interview that he has a "very good idea who the senior leakers are", adding that he had talked to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to his "buddies" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the matter. "I'm a big believer in redemption and giving people second chances, but not here at the White House".