Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, accompanied by newly appointed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, right, speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Washington. White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

July 22, 2017 - 4:12 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new communications aide is deleting old tweets that didn't jibe with his boss' views.

The aide, Anthony Scaramucci, says on Twitter that he's removing the messages because his views have evolved and shouldn't be a distraction.

Trump announced Friday that he'd hired the New York financier to help sharpen the White House's public message.

But social media users quickly recirculated past inconvenient tweets by Scaramucci, including one praising Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump defeated her for president last year and continues to criticize her.

Scaramucci says in Saturday's tweet that he serves Trump's agenda and "that's all that matters."

He adds in a later post: "The politics of "gotcha" are over. I have a thick skin and we're moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people."

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