Anthony Scaramucci Defends Trump’s Lying: ‘There’s Different Styles of Communication’


Anthony Scaramucci provided a trusted defense of President Donald Trump‘s manic dishonesty in a contentious interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night.

The pair of Strong Islanders had an extensive back and forth about Trump’s decision to disinvite the Super Bowl-Champion Philadelphia Eagles to a celebration at the White House after only a gaggle said they would attend. The president claimed the snub was because the players kneeled for the anthem, but not a single one did for the entirety of last season.

Scaramucci, who briefly served as Trump’s communications director, was challenged by Cuomo on the president’s apparent dishonesty on the reasons for his gripe with the Eagles.

“You’re like everybody else now in the media, ‘Oh, the president’s a liar, the president’s a liar,'” Scaramucci replied.

“When you lie why shouldn’t you be called a liar?” Cuomo asked.

“Because there’s different styles of communication, Chris,” Scaramucci explained.

“Lying is not a style of communication,” Cuomo shot back.

“63 and a half million people voted for him because they get the gist of what he’s talking about,” Scaramucci said.

“I think if you were to ask people, if you say that the Eagles are disinvited because of how they protested during the anthem, and not one of them kneeled in protest during the anthem, is that telling the truth?” Cuomo asked. “No it’s not, it’s a lie.”

Scaramucci called Cuomo’s argument “gaslighting.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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