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join anderson cooper for a town hall event with former vice president al gore to talk about the climate crisis in the era of president trump tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, breaking news, trump's communications director anthony scaramucci out as the president quotes it's a great day at the white house. is the chaos ending or just beginning. and the white house claims that president trump was joking when he talked about suspects being roughed up by the police. we don't get the humor. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. survivor white house edition. anthony scaramucci out as white house communications director. the latest white house staffer to be voted off the island that is the trump white house and it sounds like i'm joking or being
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facetious. this is the highest office in the land. we're talking about the white house. scaramucci was ousted moments after john kelly was sworn in as white house chief of staff. here's scaramucci actually standing nearby at that event. officially, we're told, he offered to resign but let's make no mistake about it. he was fired. kelly wanted him out. kelly found scaramucci undisciplined after his profanity-laced tirade to a reporter. it was just ten days ago that trump was praising scaramucci saying that he had, quote, great respect for him and calling him a great supporter and, quote, important addition. but then today, this was all the white house had to say about him. >> he does not have a role at this time in the trump administration. >> well, it's shocking in many ways, especially because sanders
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added at this time whether scaramucci could return to a job in the administration. now, here's the thing. even after reince priebus resigned on friday, after scaramucci said he had to go and it begs the question of who is next. this is the new york post who is usually supportive of trump. it's not a contest or entertainment. this is the group of people tasked with running the way they manage and carry themselves has a direct effect on the reputation of the united states of america. never mind on the practical part of it. the president's ability to execute his agenda. if we count the days scaramucci put in since he took the job, ten altogether, he has the shortest tenure for communications director in history. and michael flynn, 23 days as national security adviser, shortest tenure in american
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history. and then there's james comey, his firing after 109 days. today president trump said there is, quote, no white house chaos. you can call it what you want. but webster dictionary seems to have an accurate description for what we've been seeing unfold in the white house. president trump was back on twitter saying it was, quote, a great day at the white house. jeff zeleny is back on the scene. you have information about how the ouster went down? >> reporter: it was pretty extraordinary. you showed that photograph of anthony scaramucci standing inside the oval office for the new chief of staff john kelly. it was shortly after he was in the oval office watching this all happen, watching his new boss be sworn in, that he had a
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face-to-face meeting, i am told, with the new chief of staff in the office here in the west wing and said, look, you are going to have to leave. it was not a voluntary resignation that scaramucci would have to leave because of the profanity last week, because of what he viewed as just inappropriate comments but also not the type of discipline he wanted to instill here in the west wing and the fact that anthony scaramucci bristled at the fact that he would be reporting to the new chief of staff. but throughout the weekend, i've talked to three people who have talked to anthony scaramucci and they said they thought he could weather this storm. denot plan to resign. he was not coming here this morning with the intention of resigning but that is what happened. the question is what happens to him next. sarah huck key sanders left open the possibility that for now
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there's no position for him here now. one reason why he wants to stay in the government is because of the tax referral he could get millions of dollars. >> thank you very much, jeff zeleny. mark preston is joining me and april ryan, author of "the presidency" and "black and white" and chris ripple, author of "the gatekeeper" and president and ceo von vanderplat who said that the president needed to wash scaramucci's mouth out with soap. are you surprised? because clearly anthony scaramucci was this morning. >> i thought he would flame out eventually. >> bill kristol came out last week and gave him two weeks and we all sort of laughed. >> you know, in many ways, i
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think that anthony scaramucci probably was saved and it's not a role that you go out and get very publicly as a spokesperson, you know, offhandedly and make your remarks. you're supposed to be creating the map for your communications strategy. anthony scaramucci didn't want to do that. >> no, he did not. april, you have more reporting here. jeff zeleny is saying that scaramucci thought he could weather the storm and came in this morning with no sense that this was coming and now you have more details about what happened before he was fired? >> well, according to what jeff zeleny said, he basically affirmed what i had been tweeting not long after or around -- well, before the briefing, i believe, or around the briefing time. i can't remember. everything is a blur now in time. but i had heard from my sources that there was a back and forth between general kelly and
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anthony scaramucci and it got to the point where he said i don't have to report to you and the general said you're gone and he is. and here's something that is really interesting. if it was as calm as the press release said and as sarah huckabee sanders said from the white house briefing, why was he escorted out? i talked to former officials of the previous administration. i said, when are people escorted out? you know, if everything is so great and there are flowers and everybody is singing, are people escorted out? they said no. >> that's pretty amazing that he was escorted out. people came in to bring him out. >> escorted out. yes. yes. he was escorted out of the white house. off the grounds. >> which is an amazing detail april is reporting. bob, i know this is the outcome that you wanted and you saw the statistic. he's the shortest communications director tenure in history.
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michael flynn, shortest in history, reince priebus, shortest serving chief of staff. let's emphasize, though, bob !$! the president says there's no white house chaos. >> it's obvious there is white house chaos. general kelly says there's a chaos. that's why it's a restart today. in one of my tweets i said we're going to see what kind of day it is if kelly gets rid of scaramucci or if scaramucci stays. if scaramucci would have stayed, it would have been business as usual. that would have been warning signs for all of us watching this unfold. kelly has shown he's the leader. he's in charge. and now we're really hoping and praying that some order and clarity is going to go forward. but for that to go forward, president trump also has to allow general kelly to lead and needs to listen to general kelly. there needs to be clarity of vision and we're all hoping and praying for the best in this country but there needs to be
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some clarity now. >> this does come down to this, right? and when you -- anthony scaramucci ten days as communications director. six f-bombs in one press briefing and yet he clearly had the full confidence of the president of the united states. clearly. let me play the president talking about anthony scaramucci so people don't have to trust my word for it. >> how was your press conference? good? you did a good job? >> very good. he's a terrific guy. >> if scaramucci spectacular failure a reflection on anthony scaramucci or the man who hired him? >> this is a no-brainer. this was the minimal first step for john kelly to do and show that he's serious and working for a presidency and not a tv reality show. now comes the really, really tough part. the tough part is not only being -- making sure that he's empowered as first among equals and everybody in the west wing reports to trump through kelly,
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but fundamentally it is, how do you manage donald trump? here's a guy -- this is a white house that is completely broken, that in six months donald trump has not learned anything about governing. it's a white house that can't issue executive orders that are enforcement, can't pass legislation or prioritize the president's agenda, whatever that agenda may be. and this is a president who is completely out of the box and undisciplined when it comes to his twitter account. look, it's really just -- this is -- this job is exponentially difficult more than anything that john kelly has ever faced. >> when you talk about everyone reporting through them, everyone is going to report to him, not to the president. by the way, the answer was yes. there was a follow up. does that include jared kushner and ivanka trump. the answer, yes. but i ask you, is it really possible that trump's daughter
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is going to walk -- not be able to walk into her father's office and not tell him what she thinks and instead go through general kelly? >> no. i think if she wants to walk into his office, she will do so, as will jared kushner. i do think jared kushner and ivanka trump will be more forthright in talking to kelly about what they are trying to accomplish. kelly has a portfolio that is ridiculous -- >> too much to handle. >> a piece in the middle east in and of itself would be one thing that should be focused on. as far as trying to bring order to the west wing, i don't think he'll have any look in doing so with donald trump. i think he may have luck with the staff in trying to streamline things. >> people forget that one of the key responsibilities is to be the so-called honest broker of information, making sure every decision is teed up with all of the relevant information on every side of it and making sure
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that, you know, in a battle between tillerson and jared kushner, that policy gets made with honest information. that's a really difficult thing, especially when the boss is staying up and getting stuff off of breitbart and picking up the phone and calling his pals. >> i know you were outraged about how you felt about anthony scaramucci. one of the comments he made, i'm not steve bannon, i'm not trying to blank my own brand or build my f'ing strength of the president. you said he needs to wash his mouth out with soap. president trump himself has used incredibly similar language. here he is. >> i'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- i'm a magnet.
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and when you're a star, they let you do it. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the pussy. i can do anything. >> bob, is there a difference between president trump using the "p" word and anthony scaramucci using the "c" word? >> he apologized after that was a released, the billy bush tapes. no mission can succeed. there's got to be standards not just in the white house but for any mission to succeed. that's why scaramucci needed to go. i do think president trump and general kelly made the right decision today. >> all right. thank you all. i appreciate it. next, general kelly himself. new details on what made general john kelly almost quit working for donald trump. plus, president trump with growing backlash by encouraging police to rough of suspects.
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fired former fbi director comey. this is a significant detail. what else have we learned? >> that john kelly was so upset with the way that president trump handled the firing of james comey that he called comey shortly after he was terminated to say how angry he was at the time kelly was secretary of homeland security. the sources say kelly was particularly upset by the way comey was treated. you know, and the way he learned that he had been fired and happened on the news rather than the news being delivered by the president. now, this call between kelly and comey took place while comey was traveling back from los angeles to washington on may 9th after learning the news of his firing. comey declined to comment about this story as well as others that we contacted. >> obviously a pretty significant detail. and you're told that general
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kelly -- it went even further than that. it wasn't a one phone call and done, right? >> it really wasn't. the conversation went on shor a short period and kelly as angry at the point where he contemplated and said this to comey that he's even thinking of resigning from his position as secretary of homeland security. he said don't resign. it's not even clear to us, based on the conversation we've had with these sources, that kelly was even serious about resigning and now he's the chief of staff at the white house. >> thank you very much. a big detail and one wonders what kind of an impact they have on the president of the united states that so values, as he says, loyalty. "outfront" tonight, michael d'antonio and author of "the truth about trump" and spider marks. it seems kelly can speak truth
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to power. that historically hasn't been a trait that trump responds well to. i know you know general kelly. do you think he can make a real difference in the trump white house? >> i think he would not have taken the job if he could. as leaders, we are trained from day one that you have to lead down and embrace your organization and make sure it's doing what it needs to do and make sure that you are aligned and if you're trying to execute a task, you say, okay, what gives? we're burning daylight here and we're not moving in the right direction you a jolg evand john be bashful. we can see that as a result of today's events. >> certainly today he showed who
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is in charge. here is president trump. >> one of our real stars, truly one of our stars. john kelly is one of our great stars. >> i predict that general kelly will go down in terms of the position of chief of staff, one of the great ever we respect him and admire what he's done and he's been nothing short of miraculous. >> you can't ask for more of a vote of confidence than that. you heard what the president said about anthony scaramucci and here's what he said about others in his administration. >> a truly great general. right here. thank you. >> reince is really a star. and he is the hardest working guy. jeff understands that the job as attorney general is to serve and protect the people of the united
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states and that is exactly what he will do a do better than anybody else can. >> that was the president on michael flynn and reince priebus. will he be loyal to general kelly? >> well, i think certainly general kelly hopes so and general marks would know better than ne whether he would be affected by this kind of praise. one of the problems that people have with the president is that he will be so effusive when he's bringing you in and it would be wise for anyone to take all of this with a boulder of salt, not just a grain. the president has trouble being
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loyal and he may even fear that it's a failed presidency. if general kelly can bring order and discipline the staff and the managing the down and up with the president putting some guardrails in there so that he feels secure. i think he hasn't been secure in the office since day one. >> so general marks, getting rid of scaramucci today was a big show of force by kelly, right? he's in charge. i want to remind everyone, scaramucci 72 hours before or close to it was able to get rid of reince priebus and build his top dog. can kelly keep the power he seems to have today? this seems to have a president who is giving the power to somebody and then whipping it away when he chooses. >> well, there certainly was momentum coming in today and i'm
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sure general kelly's first conversation with the president was, look, we've got a bunch of chaos and turmoil. we don't need to have these kind of distractions. you, mr. president, does not need to deal with this kind of drama and i'm sure general kelly asked the president, look, i need to have that guy working -- mr. scaramucci working for me and the president made the decision, no, let's put this behind us. the notion that you're referring to is, is there a sense of momentum after this very first engagement? and i would say, of course there is but every day leads to new challenges, new requirements and you've got to score points every single day. it's not a matter of relying on what happened yesterday. it's clearly a matter of looking forward and provide the president the very best service that you can and that is speaking truth to power. >> michael, yesterday corey lewandowski gave some advice and he said the thing general kelly
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should do is not try to change donald trump. i say you have to let trump be trump. will a general -- a military general be able to let trump be trump? >> i think if you look at corey lewandowski's own experience, he was removed from his job as well. so the strategy of managing the way he would manage doesn't seem appropriate to me and i really suspect that general kelly has a vision for the presidency or an understanding of the presidency that is beyond trump being trump. the president needs to be the president of all the people and even ceremonial obligations with seriousness and a sense of respect and i don't think that someone coming from a military background is going to just say,
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well, go ahead, be yourself when we can all see that being himself hasn't worked out so well so far. >> thank you both very much. and "outfront" next, the white house says trump was joking when he said police should get rough with suspects. an official from a top police department is "outfront" and he says it is no laughing matter. and jeanne moos on anthony scaramucci's ten memorable days. crab lover's dream and new favorites like dueling crab legs with dungeness and snow crab. it's happening right now right here at crabfest. red lobster. now this is seafood. so being cool comes naturally. hmm. i can't decide if this place is swag or bling. it's pretzels. word. ladies, you know when you switch, you get my bomb-diggity discounts automatically. ♪ no duh, right? [ chuckles ]
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>> when you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you see them thrown in rough. i said, please don't be too nice. like when you guys put somebody in the car and you protect their head, you know, the way you put their hand -- like, don't hit their head and they just killed somebody, don't hit their head, i said, you can take the hand away, okay? >> today at the white house, the press secretary defended what the president said. >> was the president joking when he said this or did he check his remarks out with the international association of police chiefs or maybe the attorney general? >> i believe he was making a joke at the time. >> now from new york to california to police departments all over, police officer and fol spokesman for the gainesville,
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florida, police department, author of "they can't kill us all," wes, i want to begin with the officer. the white house says the president was just joking. you just heard sarah huckabee sanders say he was just joking. what's your response? >> it's not a joke. it's no secret that in today's culture the distrust that the public has for the police is pretty rampant around our country. police agencies like gainesville police agencies around the country have tried to make strides over the past five or ten years to rebuild that trust and for the president of the united states to make a joke about police brutality is taking away some of that stuff that we've worked on. >> officer, i just want to watch the officers of who we could see around the president. obviously they were applauding and cheering when he made that remark as we will show everyone again here.
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what do you say to that response? >> the officers that were behind him applauding and cheering about a comment that he made about police brutality should be ashamed of themselves. american modern law enforcement is not about roughing people up and slamming people into cars, it's about community-oriented policing and knowing your community and treating everyone with respect, even if they're a neighborhood citizen. we're expected to be the most professional that we can be. >> and officer, you were very quick to make your comment, your point of view clear. in many police departments across the country, they have followed that lead and have said that they are upset by this and it is unacceptable. the president of the cleveland police patrol association, though, a union representing the rank and file police officers, told cnn, not surprisingly, trump's comments have been taken out of context by the racially
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exclusive and divisive seeking to call into question his support of all law-abiding citizens and the law enforcement that live and work to protect them." do you believe this is taking trump's comments out of context? >> i live in a communications world so i like to give the benefit of the doubt. i heard the comments and i found them unacceptable. i was listening to the president talk about ms-13 gang members which are some of the worst gang members in our country. they are murderers and do just horrible things. that's when police have to be the most professional. it would be so easy for just an average joe to want to take out aggression on that murder suspect that had just killed somebody horribly. that's when police have to be the most professional. police officers are granted two huge powers by the public and government. we have the ability to take away somebody's freedom by arrest and
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the ability to take away a life in a life or death situation. for us to have that power made by a single officer, the public should expect and demand that we're the most professional. when we're handcuffing murder suspects, that's when we have to rise above and be the most professional that we can be. >> i want to bring in wesley lowery. you've had a kwhans chance to s the heels of the president's comments and you've spoken to families affected by police brutality. does anybody take this as a joke? >> i don't even know that if it was a joke that would make it more defensible than an earnest statement. i think it was charles ramsey, the former commissioner in d.c. who said this is the commander in chief of the united states, not a stand-up comedian. but i think the statement made
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by the officer is important. with law and order and enforcement, if someone can suspected of a crime, the reality is, the suspect is a suspect. >> even -- let's be clear, even if you just saw them commit a murder, we have a rule of law, right? >> correct. most people are entitled to civil rights. in a world where you have large portions of the population where the data has reason to believe that they are likely to be profiled or more likely to receive mistreatment, to see a president, again, let's remind you, who once called for the execution of five men who were exonerated of a brutal crime in central park, the idea that he's going to return this type of rhetoric is troubling for a lot of people. i will say, also, that the president has, from the campaign to moment, exploited a real division. you have command staff, kmeefch
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commissioners who will applaud this. any idea of criticism of police is unfair or that there needs to be a more permissive attitude towards, look, that's a thug. slam his head in the back of the thing and lock him up. those types of ideas while i think the type of people who can come on cnn would say that's the wrong type of thing to say, there are many rank and file officers who would not. >> officer, what do you want to hear from the president now? >> well, i just want the president to understand -- >> let me say this. the administration has been very supportive of law enforcement and it's nice to know that they understand what we do but his comments did not support us. it may erase some of the things that we've worked so hard on in our communities to enhance police relationships with our communities. >> all right. thank you both. i appreciate it. thoughtful remarks. next, president trump says he's going to, quote, handle the north korea threat. what does that mean? senator mark warner of the intelligence committee is my
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and back with breaking news tonight, a surprise shakeup at the white house, anthony scaramucci out as white house communications director after only ten days on the job. his short foul-mouth tenure
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wreaking havoc and leading to firings. "outfront" now, mark warner from virge gentlem virginia, ranking member of the senate intelligence committee. scaramucci holds the record for the shortest tenure hin history. reince priebus, the shortest for chief of staff and michael flynn, the shortest for national security adviser. how do you explain what's going on at the white house? >> there does seem to be a pattern. i did say i didn't think the president could surprise me anymore and he continues to surprise. i hope this is a sign that his new chief of staff general kelly is going to bring more order to the white house and restore respect that the office of the presidency deserves. clearly, mr. scaramucci made quite a bit of news in his short tenure. it's probably a good sign for
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the president, frankly, for his white house that you're seeing general kelly step in and hopefully try to bring order out of chaos. but at the end of the day, you know, it's not going to be the chief of staff. it has to be whether this president himself is going to change his behavior and so far we have not seen those changes. >> so when you say could there be order out of chaos, the president is saying that the white house is not in chaos today but it raises a crucial question. is anthony scaramucci's spectacular failure, which i think it's fair to say it was, given how much coverage he got and how brief he served, is that a reflection on him or is it a reflection on him, the president of the united states, who fired him. >> i think the buck stops in the old harry truman line in the office of the president and i would think the president would have known the character of mr. scaramucci and clearly it appears some of his language and techniques were not unexpected and what bothers me is that this
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is not so much democrat versus republican, it really is, as sitting on vice chair of the intelligence community, the words and actions of the president of the united states matters domestically but also abroad in terms of how our country is viewed and what we've seen over the last week or so from mr. scaramucci's comments to the president's outrageous and inappropriate comments at the boy scout jamboree to lack of focus on health care, it does not paint a pretty picture. >> so the russian sanctions bill, i want to ask you about an important bill on the president's desk. he hasn't signed it yet. y yet is the operative word. russia is warning of more retaliation to come. what should president trumpb do? >> what president trump should do is sign that legislation that passed overwhelmingly in both the house and the senate. in the house, it was 98-2 and the senate i think was north of
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400 votes. do what the congress says here and what is remarkable, erin, is that in many ways this legislation would not have been necessary with president obama. this reflects the fear that we in congress have that the president might arbitrarily roll back these sanctions on russia, the sanctions were put in place because russia attacked our democracy and everybody on the hill and i think the vast majority of americans understand and agree with that. maybe the only person who doesn't and still does not completely acknowledge that attack is the president himself, which raises a whole host of other questions. >> i want to ask you about some other major news today and that is, of course, north korea, for the second time launching an intercontinental ballistic missile. it's a significant thing. it happened incredibly quickly after the last one. experts said had it been a standard trajectory it had the
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ability to hit denver, los angeles, even chicago. the president spoke about it today, senator, and said he would solve this, no problem. here is he. >> we'll handle north korea. we're going to be able to handle them. it will be handled. we handle everything. >> is it that sample? >>. >> i wish it was that simple. north korea has been an emerging threat through now three administrations, bush 43, the obama administration and now during the trump administration. we can't lay all the blame, by any means, at the feet of the trump administration. there are options we have but one of the options is to portray a nation of strength and to have china be a partner in reining in north korea and so far we've seen the president hasn't been able to portray that and, frankly, instead, we've seen the chinese government, in effect, offer a series of trademarks to
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the trump family in an era that is, again, a question that seems a bit inappropriate and i think restricts the president's ability to really force china to be a partner against north korea that we need. but this has been a problem that's been developing for more than a decade but the idea that it can be handled this simply shows enormous naivety. >> thank you very much, senator warner. appreciate your time. >> thank you, erin. up next, a stalled agenda and growing frustration on the president's performance. >> the jury is out. >> the jury is out. and jeanne moos on anthony scaramucci's ten-day legacy and the internet sensation he has become.
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they rarely stop here in rural western wisconsin. hugging the mississippi, the county voted big for trump, expecting him to get things done. first six months in office, where are you on how things are going? >> i -- i -- i -- >> reporter: hard to say? >> the jury is out. >> reporter: for hard core supporters like 31-year-old kirk, who runs a successful truck repair business, the performance of president trump hard to gauge. you think he's moving in the right direction? >> yes. i can't say i have an opinion as to which directions he's moving and why. >> reporter: president trump won wisconsin by less than 1%. he flipped 23 counties that voted obama in 2012, 19 of them
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rural. peppen county hadn't voted republican since richard nixon in 1972. in this dairy and farming dependent part of the state, even among the president's most ardent supporters, hope mixed with growing frustration. how frustrating is it that the republicans have all the levers of power in washington but can't seem to pull them? >> i tell you, that upsets me a lot there. i wish he would clean house. i mean, he's there to drain the swamp, right? that's what he says. well, start it. start it. ♪ >> reporter: at a muse nick the park event, we caught up with gerald bower, a long-time local politician. what would be your advice to him? >> take it cool. work on your agenda, not on picking on people. if he gets rid of sessions, i'm not voting for him. that's my red line. >> reporter: he says he wants
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the president making more announcements, like this week's $10 billion investment by foxconn that could bring thousands of jobs to wisconsin. >> he has so much good in him. like this new plant coming into wisconsin. if it don't fall through, that's going to do great things for wisconsin. although i wish they would have built it here, but you can't win all of them. >> reporter: spoken like a politician who knows both winning and losing. >> that was amazing, because it wasn't just, everything is fine, it's here where i'm going to draw the line. what is the reaction from them to the latest white house shakeups? >> reporter: we were out there in the middle of the shakeups, spicer just left, scaramucci just hired. they didn't like scaramucci, they were unhappy that the president was beating up on reince priebus. he is a local wisconsin guy after all. i had never heard trump
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supporters so torn, so uncertain with where the president is headed. they certainly hope he gets it together. they still support him, but they're starting to heavily question what he's actually doing. >> thank you very much. and next, anthony scaramucci's goodbye. jeanne moos looks back on his first, last, and only ten days at the white house. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything so we know how to cover almost anything. even a swing set standoff. and we covered it, july first, twenty-fifteen. talk to farmers.
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tonight, anthony scaramucci is out. but of course, he was barely in. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: audiences were just getting the hang of repeating his nickname. >> the mooch! >> reporter: and suddenly -- >> the mooch is toast. >> reporter: his political obituary read july 21 to 31, and entirely coincidentally, the harvard law school directory listed anthony scaramucci as dead. read one tweet, mooch's direct deposit didn't even kick in yet. scaramucci found himself on a 2003 movie poster, "how to lose a guy in ten days." the film's star, kate hudson, posted a version calling it, the number one comedy in america, how to lose a guy became how to lose a job in ten days. what will comedians do without those mooch-oh-bizarro mooch
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quotes? >> if you want to eat an elepha elephant, you have to eat it one bite at a time. >> reporter: new techniques were invented to cover his potty south. >> we're going to play a rooster. >> reporter: the news that mooch is out means the loss of a job for another guy. >> i could barely tell where you end and i start. >> reporter: mario cantone from "sex in the city" had a bright future ahead impersonating him. >> i love you. >> i love you. >> i freaking love you. >> reporter: he knew his days could be numbered. >> you have to strike while the iron is hot. who knows if he'll be here until sno
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october. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> follow the yellow brick road. >> thanks for joining us. don't forget, you can watch "outfront" any time, anywhere. see you tomorrow. "ac 360" with anderson starts now. good evening. thanks for joining. we begin keeping them honest with another claim by the president of the united states and the white house that it's hard to believe. hard to believe because it stands in stark contrast to what all of us can see with our own eyes. on this day which anthony scaramucci, the newly appointed white house communications director was escorted off white house property after being let go just 11 days after he started, the president tweeted to take credit for the stock market and other things insisting that there is "no white house chaos." no chaos whatsoever. nothing to see here, folks. that is the message that sarah huckabee sanders continued to parrot this afternoon. >> the president announced on twitter that there's no chaos at