Anthony Scaramucci Apologizes For Much-Derided Holocaust Twitter Poll: 'I Take Responsibility'

Scaramucci-backed outlet runs online poll on 'how many Jews were killed' in Holocaust

Arthur Schwartz, Scaramucci's friend who has previously been quoted as his PR rep, also took issue with the poll in a number of tweets.

'This poll was put up by @lancelaifer without consulting @Scaramucci who is traveling in London. Later, Lance Laifer, who tweets on behalf of the Scaramucci Post Twitter account, shared a screenshot of the poll, taking full responsibility for the poll and making sure to note that Scaramucci, who is now in London, was unaware of its posting.

"I take responsibility for it and have put systems in place to ensure something like this can not and will not happen again", he wrote. The poll has been taken down.

He claimed the poll was meant to highlight the general public's ignorance of facts relating to the Holocaust. I take full responsibility for it.

CNN reporter Jake Tapper tweeted Tuesday morning that a source close to Scaramucci said the former White House communications director was "furious" about the poll and "at least one person is getting fired". It was reportedly being sold as an educational costume, with the description reading: "Now your can child can play the role of a World War II hero", and "We can always learn from the struggles of history!"




People tweeted both for and against the poll, with some users agreeing with Laifer that it showed some are unaware that six million Jews died between 1933 and 1945, while others were concerned it gave Holocaust deniers a platform to voice opinions.

"Hopefully all of you've been enjoying the polling on the Scaramucci Post", Scaramucci said in a Twitter video on September 27.

"The center lane is wide open", Scaramucci said.

It's unclear exactly what the Scaramucci Post is, although the investment banker and former White House official announced its launch just weeks ago.

SCARAMUCCI: I, again, I don't think he's a white supremacist, although I've never asked him if he's a white supremacist. "From the right and from the left".

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