After making a Twitter post that hugely offended the Jewish community, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci wishes to make amends in the form of a hefty donation to an international Jewish human rights organization.
Scaramucci announced that his new media company, the Scaramucci Post, will be making a $25,000 donation to the The Simon Wiesential Center. Scaramucci made the declaration via a Twitter post.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On behalf of the <a href="https://twitter.com/ScaramucciPost?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ScaramucciPost</a> we will be making a $25,000 donation to The Simon Wiesenthal Center. Hopefully I spelled that right. 😄</p>— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) <a href="https://twitter.com/Scaramucci/status/920382878680338432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
A previous tweet of Scaramucci became controversial when he initiated a Twitter poll asking how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
Scaramucci’s new media company posted a Twitter survey on Tuesday engaging its 24,000 followers to a Twitter survey by asking them if 1 million, 1 to 2 million, 2 to 3 million, or more than 5 million people were killed in the Holocaust.
The post easily became controversial and it was removed from the company’s Twitter page only an hour after its posting.
In his new Twitter post announcing the donation, Scaramucci wrote: “On behalf of the @ScaramucciPost we will be making a $25,000 donation to the Simon Wiesential Center. Hopefully, I spelled that right.”
Some social media users are far from being appeased, however, as they also quickly criticized the donation offer by Scaramucci. One user also sarcastically suggested that Scaramucci should donate $6 million instead, an obvious reference to the estimated six million Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
Scaramucci apologized for the earlier controversial poll, while washing his hands off it at the same time. Scaramucci said he was out of the country when the poll question came out on the popular social media platform, and that it was his social media director who posted the Holocaust poll. He explained that the poll was, however, intended, for “educational” purposes to promote Holocaust awareness “in the wake of an offensive Halloween costume depicting Anne Frank.”
Scaramucci said: “I was not aware of his actions and as soon as I found out, I had it removed immediately.” He however owned up in the end to the “responsibility” and vowed that it will never happen again.
Scaramucci added: “It is the Scaramucci Post and the buck stops with me. I have publicly criticized the white supremacy movement and understand that the Holocaust was one of the most abhorrent moments in world history.”
Scaramucci said the people must “never forget” what happened during the Holocaust and that it should be acknowledged for everyone to “move forward.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Please retweet . . . <a href="https://t.co/s6qxw939yb">pic.twitter.com/s6qxw939yb</a></p>— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) <a href="https://twitter.com/Scaramucci/status/920365875424911360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Scaramucci also clarified on Twitter that he does not have any plans of firing his social media director who committed the mistake of posting the offensive poll. He said the person involved is his “partner”, and that he does not fire people for “making mistakes”, only for “not trying.”