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Anthony Scaramucci Rips ‘Atrocious’ Border Separation Policy: ‘We All Know’ Trump Can Change It

Anthony Scaramucci appeared on CNN Monday morning and gave a candid interview in which he bashed the Trump administration policy of separating child migrants from their families at the U.S. southern border.

Scaramucci, a Trump adviser who served briefly as White House communications director, kicked off the interview on New Day by saying: “I think the president should stop it.”

“Aside from which it’s inhumane and its cruel, I think he needs to step back, stop listening his aides and his advisers,” Scaramucci said, likely referring to White House immigration hardliners Stephen Miller and John Kelly.

“He’s got to step in there and end this thing because I think it’s an atrocious policy, it’s inhumane, it’s offensive to the average American,” Scaramucci continued. “It does not represent American values.”

Scaramucci went on to argue that the optics of the policy aren’t good for Republican chances in the 2018 midterm elections.

“The immediate remedial need is to change this right now,” he said.

“And the president can do that single handedly,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota noted.

“We all know the president can do that, he has the executive power to do that,” Scaramucci conceded.

“So let’s knock it off, because it’s very very bad for the Republican party, and it’s very bad for the president,” he added.

Watch above, via CNN.

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