Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was all praise for the new White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during his interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
However, at one point, Scaramucci delivered a remark about Sanders that had nothing to do with her job or skills.
The latest Trump appointee instead advised Sanders on her looks.
“The only thing I ask Sarah, Sarah if you’re watching, I love the hair and makeup person that we had on Friday, so I’d like to continue to use the hair and makeup person,” he said.
The statement shouldn't really come as a shocker, though. Scaramucci was only keeping true to his boss Donald Trump's tradition of delivering misogynistic remarks. For the commander-in-chief, size shape and appearance is all that matters. Brains? Not so much.
If Trump ever disapproves of a woman, it is mostly based on how she looks, as is any appreciation of his female associates. (Not that any of that matters but that's how the POTUS is known for his professional — and personal — association with women.)
People instantly took to Twitter to express their disregard.
Because we all know being pretty makes a woman better at her job??— Jessica Piper (@Jesspiper7) July 23, 2017
And if the press is hounding you, just put on a little lipstick.— Choc Mint (@ChocMint1) July 23, 2017
But wait, I thought this administration wasn't sexist?— Laura J. Burns (@ljburns) July 23, 2017
On another note, how much are we paying for the hair and makeup person?— linda drake (@lindadrakequack) July 23, 2017
Scaramucci, however, disagrees with the backlash, saying he didn't comment on Sanders' looks:
For the record, I was referring to my hair and make up and the fact that I like the make up artist. I need all the help I can get! #humor— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 23, 2017
In an email to The Washington Post, Sanders also defended him, mentioning that Scaramucci was in fact commenting on the makeup artist for doing a good job.
The former Wall Street financier also followed Trump’s footsteps in his policy of firing people.
“We’re going to leak on culturally changing that, because it’s extremely unprofessional. He’s the commander-in-chief, president of the United States, the people that are standing around him that are doing that sort of nonsenses are actually un-American, they’re doing an injustice to the institution of the American presidency,” Scaramucci said.
“If they’re going to stay on that staff, they’re going to stop leaking,” he continued. “If you’re going to keep leaking, I’m going to fire everybody.”
Thumbnail Credits: Reuters, Jonathan Ernst