The Internet Is Digging Up Anthony Scaramucci’s Old, Woke Tweets

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Despite once calling the current President a “hack politician” on Fox Business Network and donating to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, Anthony Scaramucci was named the White House Communications Director Friday, leading to the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. Scaramucci made his first public appearance Friday afternoon at the daily press briefing where he, among many other fascinating things, said he once saw the president throw a football through a tire and repeatedly stated how much he loves the President.

Scaramucci’s effusiveness for President Trump and the administration’s “mission” was undercut a bit later Friday when old tweets by the serial-follower surfaced and betrayed Scaramucci’s dark past as a reasonable person.

He thinks LGBT people have rights.

He wanted Hillary Clinton to run in 2016 and thought she was competent.

Earlier this year, he praised “stand-up guy” Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

He appears to not be a fan of capital punishment (and racism), and is possibly critical of mass incarceration policies.

Unlike his new boss, he has clearly stated his position on climate change.

After the Sandy Hook massacre, he was very vocal about gun control.

His perfectly reasonable stance about gun control following the deaths of 20 children and six adult caught the attention of NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

He loves misattributed inspirational quotes.

The most indefensible of Scaramucci’s tweets came in the form of a quote-RT praising the film adaptation of the HBO series Entourage.

It’ll be interesting to see if these tweets disappear in the coming weeks or remain sad totems of ditched principles and bad taste in movies.