Gingrich: Scaramucci Is ‘Full of Himself,’ ‘Totally Unhelpful’


Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday, saying he was doing more harm than good.

"I think that Scaracmucci had better be a lot more careful than he has been," the former speaker of the House opined on "The Laura Ingraham Show."

"He obviously likes the limelight, he obviously likes being in the media," Gingrich continued. "I would say right now that he is being more pugnacious than effective, and I think he ought to slow down a little bit and learn what he's doing"

Gingrich was especially critical of Scaramucci's assertion that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was the source of many of the leaks that have plagued the Trump administration.

"Where's his proof?" Gingrich asked. "I mean it's totally unhelpful to have somebody going around starting family fights in public."

"If he's going to be that divisive, I'm not sure he's going to be very useful to the president," he said.

Host Laura Ingraham noted that Scaramucci accused Priebus of leaking his financial disclosure form, but the Politico reporter who broke the story later said that it was publicly available information she obtained through official channels.

"I think Scaramucci's full of himself," Gingrich responded. "I think he got down here from New York, I think he's all excited, and I think he's frankly talking more than he's thinking."

Alex Griswold

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