Scaramucci, Fired by Trump After Vulgar Interview, Tells Evangelical Liberty U Students About God's Plans
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Liberty University students about God's plans months after being fired from his job over a vulgar news interview.
At a Liberty University Convocation event held Wednesday morning, Scaramucci admitted that he had made his share of mistakes, explaining to the students that "while you're planning your life, God is actually laughing."
"He's going to put things in front of you that are sometimes difficult, sometimes challenging. Maybe it will be health-related, maybe it will be professionally related," said Scaramucci.
"It's up to you to man or woman-up to those things and be accountable for them, whatever they may be when you're making mistakes."
Scaramucci was the featured speaker for one of the evangelical Christian school's regular Convocation events.
A mandatory event for all on-campus students, the Convocation began with contemporary Christian music and prayer, followed by Scaramucci remarks, and then a Q&A session with Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.
During the Q&A segment of the gathering, one student asked Scaramucci his opinion of how well President Donald Trump was doing.
"I think the president is actually doing a phenomenal job," responded Scaramucci, positively referring to Trump as a "disruptive force inside the permanent political class system."
"You can't expect the president to come in day one and not be faced with what I call almost its own immunological system that's rejecting him as an organ transplant into their system."
Scaramucci went on to commend Trump for his rolling back of various regulations, his efforts on foreign policy, and the growth of the economy.
"I think the first phase of this has gone quite well, but I am hoping that the next phase will lead to things like tax reform and health care reform."
A native of New York who worked at Goldman Sachs, Scaramucci garnered headlines this summer for being the White House communications director for less than two weeks.
"Even in an administration that has set records for quick departures — National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer are all among the shortest-serving figures in their respective jobs — Scaramucci's flameout was fast and phenomenal," noted one Atlantic column.
"It's been a rough season for Scaramucci, who sold his beloved hedge fund to work for Trump, got a top job, and then saw his marriage and job both crumble."
Scaramucci was also at odds with many conservative evangelicals, having self-identified in many interviews as pro-choice and "a gay rights activist," as well as his reputation for vulgarity.