Old tweets from incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci show that he embraced some liberal policy stances in the last few years, just as President Trump did before he committed to running as a Republican.
"I am not a partisan just practical. I voted for Clinton and Obama," Scaramucci wrote on Twitter in November 2011.
In 2012, Scaramucci reacted to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings with a call for gun control.
"I have always been for strong gun control laws," Scaramucci wrote in December 2012.
Earlier that year, he wrote, "We (the USA) has 5% of the world's population but 50% of the world's guns. Enough is enough. It is just common sense it apply more controls."
The 53-year-old Long Island native also urged conservatives to embrace gay marriage and rights in 2012.
"Republicans should support Gay marriage," he tweeted.
Republicans should support Gay marriage— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) January 8, 2012
Unlike his new boss, Scaramucci believes the climate is changing.
"You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening," he wrote in March 2016, weeks after the GOP primaries started.
You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) March 11, 2016
But Scaramucci's most recent critique of Trump occurred during the 2016 campaign. In a December 2015 tweet, Scaramucci lambasted Trump's campaign pledge for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Walls don't work," he wrote. "Never have never will."
Trump on Saturday seemed to forgive Scaramucci for not adopting his policies early on in the 2016 election, and said Scaramucci backed different candidates before he knew Trump was running.
"In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn't think I was running!" Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday morning.
In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn't think I was running!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017