Since the end of his brief tenure as White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been busying himself with the launch of a news outlet – The Scaramucci Post – which appears at this stage to consist solely of a Twitter account and an Instagram page.
Even that meagre online presence looks as if it might not last after an ill-judged poll posted last night inviting followers to take a guess at how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.
A shocking 21 per cent of respondents selected the option ‘less than a million.’
The poll came in the wake of a series of posts about the ‘Anne Frank’ Halloween costume in which readers were invited to reply with their ‘thoughts.’
The backlash was immediate and severe. Within an hour the post was taken town and a pair of remorseful tweets from Scaramucci’s general factotum Lance Leifer were posted accepting responsibility for the error.
The first read "The intent of the poll was to highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust. I take full responsibility for it."
This is @lancelaifer and I apologize if anyone was offended by the Holocaust poll.— ScaramucciPost (@ScaramucciPost) October 17, 2017
When asked by The Hill’s Taylor Lorenz exactly what form The Scaramucci Post would take he said “We have absolutely no idea what the Scaramucci Post is, and neither do you, but we launched it today and we launched with great fanfare, and so we’ll have to see how the whole thing unfolds.”