Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci surprised many when he explained that President Trump’s high staff turnover is “normal” because he’s technically a businessman and compared the White House to a small business “start-up.”
In an interview with “New Day” host Chris Cuomo, Scaramucci called Trump’s firing and hiring habits in the White House “strategic”, but the CNN host said it was more so a “bloodletting” and Americans have never “seen this kind of turnover.”
“I sold two businesses, or almost sold my last business. What happens in the first two years is you have heavy turnover… He is an entrepreneur. The American people elected not a politician, [but a businessman],” Scaramucci shot back at Cuomo.
Nevertheless, the “New Day” host pressed the American financier about Trump’s business decisions and the 45% employee turnover rate. “That’s called a bankruptcy,” Cuomo said.
“This is a start-up… He is trying to put personnel on the field that like him,” Scaramucci replied comparing the “the highest echelon of executive activity in our democracy” to a small entrepreneurial venture. “You hired an American business leader who is an entrepreneur to run the White House.”
The pair went back-and-forth, debating about the president’s business affairs and methods.
Trump recently announced his decision to replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton on Thursday. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson was replaced with CIA Director Mike Pompeo last Tuesday (Mar. 20) according to the Business Insider.