Scaramucci Post Slammed for New Poll Questioning How Many Jews Were Killed in Holocaust

The new media venture from Anthony Scaramucci takes a major stumble with its latest online poll

Last Updated: October 17, 2017 @ 7:39 AM

Scaramucci Post, the new media venture of former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, has sparked an uproar for a Twitter poll asking: “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?”

The inquiry on the site’s Twitter feed Tuesday was framed as one of its famous online polls, with options including “less than one million,” “between 1-2 million,” “between 2-3 million” and “more than five million.”

FYI — the answer is “more than five million.”

The post was swiftly deleted and replaced with a series of Tweeted apologies from Scaramucci Post administrator and social media strategist Lance Laifer.

“The intent of the poll was to highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust. I take full responsibility for it,” said Laifer. “I apologize if anyone was offended by the Holocaust poll.”

He also insisted that Scaramucci, who is traveling in Europe, was entirely unaware of the post.

The Wrap reached out to Scaramucci who did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

But the online response to the short-lived Tweet was swift and brutal.