CNN host Jake Tapper on Thursday said that newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was correct to assert that people inside President Donald Trump's administration are trying to stop his agenda.
"There are people inside the administration that think it is their job to save America from this president," Scaramucci said on CNN earlier Thursday. "That's not their job. Their job is to inject the president into America."
"It is not their job from the establishment through calcification to sit there and try to withhold the president, to rein him in, or do things to him that will slow down his agenda," Scaramucci added.
Tapper said that Scaramucci is "not wrong here" and "100 percent right" about the fact that people in the administration, including some Trump appointees, believe it is their job to "save" the country from the president.
Tapper added that viewers should acknowledge and contemplate the "very striking truth" that Scaramucci delivered earlier in the morning, although he noted that Scaramucci was wrong to suggest the job of administration officials is to be loyal to any specific individual rather than the Constitution.
Scaramucci had called into CNN's "New Day" to clear up a tweet that he sent out late Wednesday night and then deleted about his financial disclosure being leaked. The tweet included White House chief of staff Reince Priebus' Twitter handle, causing many reporters to speculate that he was accusing Priebus of leaking the information, CNN reported.
"In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45," Scaramucci wrote.
"When I put out a tweet and I put Reince's name in a tweet, they're all making the assumption that it's him because journalists know who the leakers are," Scaramucci said. "So if Reince wants to explain he's not a leaker, let him do that. But let me tell you about myself. I'm a straight shooter and I'll go right to the heart of the matter."