Scaramucci Says WH Morale at ‘All Time Low’ With ‘Culture of Fear and Intimidation’: ‘I Predict More Departures’


Anthony Scaramucci appeared on CNN’s New Day to offer his take on the resignation of White House communications director Hope Hicks, and told host Chris Cuomo that morale at 1600 Penn is rock bottom.

“The morale’s terrible,” Scaramucci told Cuomo, explaining that the leadership style of the current chief of staff, retired Marine general John Kelly, is one of “fear and intimidation,” which “does not work in a civilian environment.”

“I predict more departures,” Scaramucci declared.

He added that Kelly’s strict reign has blocked “Trump loyalists” — including himself — from the White House.

“There’s a culture of fear, culture of intimidation,” Scaramucci continued. “People are afraid to talk to each other.”

“Coming from the president?” Cuomo asked.

“No, I think it’s the chief of staff,” the Mooch replied.

At the end of the interview, Cuomo again asked if we can expect even more departures from a White House where rapid-fire turnover has become commonplace.

“If the current situation and the current culture inside the administration stays exactly the way it is,” he relpied, “there will be a lot more departures.”

“The morale is at an all time low, and it’s trending lower.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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