Anthony Scaramucci planned lottery to play golf with Donald Trump

Scaramucci said Trump's prowess as a golfer should be utilised

Scaramucci was fired after just 10 days

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci told White House colleagues they should hold a national lottery to play golf with Donald Trump.

A newly released memo shows that Scaramucci, who was fired as Trump's communications director after just 10 days, suggested the lottery as a way to "humanise" the President.

In addition to the golf lottery, the man nicknamed 'The Mooch' also suggested a charity auction with a view to improving Trump's image.

The memo was sent on July 30, just a day before Scaramucci was fired, and has been posted online.

Scaramucci wrote: "Potus [Trump] is the best golfer to serve as President. Perhaps, we embrace it with a national online lottery to play a round of golf with him… or a charity auction.

"Potus has a funny and irreverent side which was shared with the electorate during the campaign."

Scaramucci also mapped out five priorities for staff, ranging from a desire to "improve the culture" to ensuring that "Potus [Trump]" is the number one customer."

The memo talked of ensuring the communications department was "run like a news channel with producers, scripts and narration" that could "dictate the news of the day on most days."

Scaramucci generated a huge amount of controversy during his 10 days in charge, most of it centring on an explosive interview with The New Yorker in which he described arch-rival Reince Priebus as a "f*****g paranoid schizophrenic."

He also abused Steve Bannon, Trump's long-time aide and confidante, saying "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own c**k."