Pretty much the entirety of Anthony Scaramucci‘s new job, as White House Communications Director, involves dealing with reporters.
In that context, we present the following Thursday evening Tweet from Anthony Scaramucci:
I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017
Scaramucci, of course, was addressing his wild comments to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza — comments which were published on the magazine’s website Thursday afternoon and sent shockwaves through the Beltway and beyond.
But the new White House Communications Director — the leading conduit between President Donald Trump and the fourth estate — appears to be getting his relationship with the White House press corps off to a great start by telling them he won’t trust reporters.
Appearing on CNN Thursday night, Lizza responded to Scaramucci’s Tweet by saying that the comments were on the record, and thus, fair game.
“It’s not a matter of trust,” Lizza said. “It’s a matter of we as reporters and journalists trying to explain who these people are to the American people. And when you do an on the record interview with someone, it’s standard operating procedure that that interview, then, gets reported.”
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