Jan 13, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Anthony Scaramucci: I won't be Trump's Valerie Jarrett

Andrew Harnik / AP

Incoming advisor Anthony Scaramucci is downplaying his role at the Trump White House. He told pool reporters at Trump Tower today that it would be an "overstatement" to compare him to Jarrett, who had a Secret Service detail and was a close confidant to Obama.

Actually, per Scaramucci: "Valerie and I know each other quite well and I will be speaking to her later in the day."

Scaramucci Fun fact: His nickname is "The Mooch." That is all.

VJ fun fact: The only people who, like VJ, have been in the same powerful role for the entire Obama administration are Michelle and Joe Biden.

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