WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has appointed Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House Communications Director—a man who has publicly stated his support for same-sex “marriage” and abortion rights.
“Republicans should support gay marriage,” he tweeted in 2012, again writing later that year in response to a follower, “I am not a partisan. For gay marriage, against the death penalty, and pro-choice. I am for social inclusion, fiscal responsibility.”
Just in November, Scaramucci wrote, “I support the gay rights movement and I am an active proponent of equality.”
On Saturday, after reports began to surface that some of Scaramucci’s past tweets seemed to conflict with the president’s views or appeared critical of the president, he advised that he would be deleting older posts, stating that his positions have “evolved.”
“Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters,” he wrote.
However, while some political posts from the past were indeed deleted, the aforementioned tweets expressing support for same-sex “marriage” remain as of press time.
“I hope she (Hillary) runs, she is incredibly competent,” dated 2012, was one of the tweets Scaramucci deleted, as well as “Walls don’t work. Never have never will. The Berlin Wall 1961-1989 don’t fall for it (dated 2015).”
He also deleted a past tweet about climate change and one expressing his thoughts on gun control.
“You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC (climate change) is a hoax is disheartening,” Scaramucci wrote in March 2016.
The entrepreneur and Fox News commentator, who also served on the Trump presidential transition team, assumed his role as communications director on Friday. Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation the same day, and was replaced by his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Trump thanked Spicer for his work in a statement, while also expressing confidence in Scaramucci.
“I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings. Sean will continue to serve the administration through August,” he said.
The president said of Scaramucci, “Anthony is a person I have great respect for, and he will be an important addition to this administration. He’s been a great supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda while leading the communications team. We have accomplished so much and we are being given credit for so little. The good news is the people get it even if the media doesn’t.”
As previously reported, while the Trump administration declined to recognize June as “LGBT Pride Month,” Trump has made several supportive remarks over the past year about homosexuals, and sold “LGBT for Trump” t-shirts and pins during his presidential campaign.
“He (Trump) was the very first Republican nominee to mention the LGBTQ community at our Republican National Convention and was applauded for it. And I was there applauding with him,” Vice President Mike Pence, a professing Christian, told ABC’s “This Week” in February.