What began as an interview between White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and CNN’s Jake Tapper about whether President Trump would veto the new Russian sanctions bill somehow turned into beauty advice for Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“I love the hair and makeup person we had on Friday. I’d like to continue to use the hair and makeup person,” Scaramucci said of the newly promoted press secretary.
The interview on Sunday’s “State of the Union” drifted in that direction after Tapper asked if future press briefings would continue to be held off-camera. Scaramucci offered up his personal opinion, saying that although it’s ultimately up to the president, he doesn’t see the need to keep the cameras turned off.
What followed was Scaramucci saying quite lovely things about Huckabee Sanders, calling her “an incredibly warm person” and “incredibly authentic.” In fact, he insisted she take a bigger office than his, telling her that she deserves the big office because she’s the one taking the hits from the press.
“I want to do everything I can to make her better at that podium,” Scaramucci said, adding that the leader’s job is to serve the people working alongside of them. Speaking specifically about Huckabee Sanders he said, “I think she’s phenomenal there now, but like every athlete that trains for the Olympics, every day we’ve got to make ourselves incrementally better.”
“The only thing I ask Sarah,” he said, looking into the camera, “Sarah, if you’re watching, I love the hair and makeup we had on Friday, so I’d like to continue to use the hair and makeup person.”
Watch the entire exchange in the video above.