Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday the similiarities between President Trump and Anthony Scaramuci make Trump "happy."
"President Trump is a New Yorker. He and Scaramucci sort of speak the same language," Gingrich told radio show host John Catsimatidis in a pre-taped interview on AM 970 in New York City that aired Sunday. "And this way he has somebody that makes him kind of comfortable that he's getting taken care of."
Trump recently appointed Scaramucci to be White House communications director at the beginning of a week of shakeups that saw the departure of Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus. Scaramucci also went on an aggressive tirade to Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker that garnered a round of criticisms.
"Scaramucci is an entrepreneur. He's aggressive. Trump wants somebody willing to mix it up with the news media, get in the middle of the fight, try to get things done," Gingrich said.
Gingrich, a Trump ally, added: "I think that Trump is probably very happy with him right now and I think that's good for Trump himself because part of the reason Trump gets so aggressive is he feels like nobody is defending him and he's gotta go out and do it all himself."
Gingrich's comments come just days after he told radio show host Laura Ingraham that Scaramucci is "full of himself."