New White House spokesman deletes tweets calling for more gun control
By Andrew Shepperson
Newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. (Photo: Getty Images)
President Trump’s new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has in the past called for stronger gun control laws on Twitter, but those tweets have disappeared in the days since his appointment.
Scaramucci addressed the issue Saturday, saying on Twitter that his views have evolved and he serves the president’s agenda. But, still, both critics and fans have raised questions about his past views contradicting Trump’s current stance on guns.
Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017
Among the deleted, two addressed gun control. In August 2012, following the deadly Aurora Theater shooting, he tweeted: “We (the USA) has 5% of the world’s population but 50% of the world’s guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense to apply more controls.” Then, a few months later, following the deadly Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012, Scaramucci said: “I have always been for stronger gun control laws.”
Vocal advocate and founder of gun control group Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watts, was quick to call out the disappearance of the gun control tweets.