Anthony Scaramucci to media: Leave my family alone
Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s new hard-hitting, foul-mouthed communications director, delivered a stern warning to the media on Saturday via Twitter: Lay off the family. A day after the New York Post reported that Scaramucci’s wife had filed for divorce, citing his “naked political ambition” as the grounds for the split, Scaramucci took to Twitter and implored reporters to keep his family’s business out of the press. The report came just two days after Scaramucci went nuclear in a profane interview with The New Yorker, during which he called out White House strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus (more on that below).
Trump’s busy weekend
Trying to move forward after a big staff shake-up, facing issues ranging from North Korea to his own attorney general, President Trump said Sunday that Republicans should keep trying to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump blasted the Republicans in the Senate Saturday for looking “like fools” after the GOP could not garner enough support to pass health care reform. The president spent the weekend at the White House after announcing late Friday he had replaced chief of staff Reince Priebus with retired general John Kelly, who moves to to the White House after a stint as secretary of Homeland Security.
On Twitter, President Trump did not hold back about his disappointment with GOP senators’ progress on health care reform. Trump said they ‘look like fools’ over the recent defeat.
U.S. flexes military muscle after North Korea’s ICBM test
The United States confronted North Korea over its latest missile test amid signs that time is running out on efforts to halt the country’s headlong rush to build a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States. The U.S. conducted a test of its missile-defense system in Alaska and flew two supersonic bombers over South Korea on Sunday in a show of force following North Korea’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test on…