Trump Transition

Scaramucci: Trump will 'will go directly to the American people, right over the top of the mainstream media'

Fallout from dubious Russia report; 'The O'Reilly Factor' examines the intensifying feud

 

Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci told Fox News Friday that President-elect Donald Trump will continue to call out “falsehoods” in the news and “will go directly to the American people, right over the top of the mainstream media.”

Former financier Scaramucci spoke to “The O’Reilly Factor” about BuzzFeed’s “unconfirmed, never fact-checked” dossier containing salacious allegations about the president-elect that was published earlier this week. 

“You know I think some of these news organizations have a hard time grabbing eyeballs,” Scaramucci told Fox News’ Eric Bolling. “So what they do is they say nonsense to get some attention.”

The financier and hedge fund founder said it's up to the president-elect to decide whether BuzzFeed will be held accountable for the “unsubstantiated allegations” and that his relationship with the news organization’s editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, has not been favorable.

“There’s a level of dishonesty about the BuzzFeed process,” Scaramucci said. “They seem to think they’re more important than the facts and the objective standards of journalism.”

Scaramucci said it was important for the incoming administration to get its message "directly" to the people in a way that Americans will enjoy, adding Trump's new title is"Tweeter-in-Chief."

"One thing I love about the president-elect is that he knows how to unbundle things and explain things to the common person," he added.