Trump message manager ready to clean house

2017-07-26 05:19
White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci blows a kiss after a press briefing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci blows a kiss after a press briefing. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

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Washington - President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks which have plagued the administration.

Anthony Scaramucci, the Wall Street financier tapped for the role last week, said on Tuesday that he was prepared to "fire everybody" to stop information leaks from the press office.

Speaking to reporters, Scaramucci said that he was "not doing an investigation. I'm just going to get the leaking to stop". He stressed that he had "the authority from the president to do that".

"You're either going to stop leaking or you're going to get fired," Scaramucci said.

The Trump administration has been troubled by numerous damaging leaks amid the Russia investigation. The president has criticised the leaks and urged authorities to prosecute the alleged leakers.

The new communications director would not address a report in Politico that he was planning to fire a press aide, calling it an "unfair thing for me to comment on".

Trump appointed Scaramucci to the job on Friday. The hedge fund manager is a polished television commentator, but has limited experience running a communications operation. He is taking over the role crafting the president's message at a time when Trump faces dropping approval ratings and is struggling to advance his legislative agenda.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in protest over the hire and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been named to replace him.

Over the weekend, Scaramucci pledged on Fox News to begin "an era of a new good feeling" and said he hopes to "create a more positive mojo".

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