Scaramucci On Twitter Deletion Spree: The Politics Of ‘Gotcha’ Are Over

Anthony Scaramucci is seen speaking with members of the press in the lobby of Trump Tower Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 13 Jan 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)
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July 22, 2017 5:33 p.m.

Newly-appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci spent Saturday scrubbing his Twitter account of old tweets criticizing Donald Trump, praising Hillary Clinton, and others.

Scaramucci admitted to deleting the tweets as an indication of “transparency” and that his past views had “evolved”:

He later tweeted, “The politics of “gotcha” are over.”

The old tweets, which can be read here, slammed Trump’s campaign as a “spectacle” and even expressed hope that Clinton would run for office because “she’s incredibly competent.”

Another deleted tweet called for greater gun control, which caught the attention of NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

Notably, Scaramucci had also attacked Trump’s border wall, a cornerstone of Trump’s domestic policy, tweeting “Walls don’t work. Never have, never will.”

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