Anthony Scaramucci served just 10 tumultuous days as White House communications director, but that and his months with candidate-turned-President Donald Trump gave him a unique window into a world now visible through his new book “Trump, The Blue Collar President.”
“I was so myopically focused on trying to get my piece of the American dream, that it took a billionaire living in the Trump Tower, adjacent to Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue, to show me what was going on in my own neighborhood,” Scaramucci told Fox News, in an interview before the book's release on Tuesday.
As I stepped out of Trump Tower onto Fifth Avenue that morning, I thought my chances of working for Donald Trump were about as good as my chances of playing shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Not for one second did I think he would outlast Scott Walker, never mind Jeb Bush, who had more money and Washington influence behind him than almost any candidate who’d ever run for the top office.
Most of the people I met while working in Donald Trump’s White House were good people with whom I got along with great, people like Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, Ivanka and Jared, Hope Hicks, the Twitter guy, Dan Scavino, Steve Mnuchin, and special assistant to the president, Johnny McEntee.