MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, the new White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told journalists that the Trump administration was supporting sanctions against Russia proposed by the US Congress. However, Scaramucci said earlier in the day that Trump had not decided yet on the issue, which contradicted the statement made by Sanders.
"My bad," Scaramucci told a New York Times reporter, apologizing for his mistake.
According to the newspaper, the mistake may be caused by Scaramucci's recent accession to office.
Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, was appointed as the White House communications director on Friday. The same day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer handed his resignation letter to Trump because of his disagreement with the administration's decision to choose Scaramucci for the position. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders was appointed as the new White House press secretary same day after his resignation.