Anthony Scaramucci says White House 'plotters' are working to oust Donald Trump


On August 1, one day after the abrupt exit of White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump dined with a communications whiz: Rupert Murdoch.

President Trump reportedly suspects that his chief strategist Stephen Bannon is behind some White House leaks about fellow staffers, according to a new report by Axios. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders has previously indicated that the President enjoys nurturing a competitive dynamic within his staff, and Trump himself has stated that he is not so concerned by "little inner White House leaks" as they demonstrate his aides are "all fighting for love" from him.

CNN was not able to individually verify the contents of the memo.

"I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that", Scaramucci said on ABC News' "This Week". Is he talking about someone in leadership who may disagree with the President?

"Obviously I paid the consequences", Scaramucci told Stephanopoulos.

The interview with Stephanopoulos was Scaramucci's first since he was sacked 11 days into his White House job.

In April, the New York Times identified Murdoch as one of Trump's informal advisers and said the two men speak by phone every week.

These leaks have also inflamed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who was apparently "horrified" at the critical tirade against McMaster by outlets sympathetic to Bannon.

He added that "you have to call that stuff out", given the "moral authority" of the President. "He's got to move more into the mainstream".

He said that Trump had created an "opening" for corporate CEOs to "enter the system", and mentioned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and The Walt Disney Co.'sBob Iger as corporate chieftains who have expressed an interest in politics. "I think he's also of the impression that there's hatred on all sides, but I disagree with it", he said. "I am a straight talking person".