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Calling it "transparency," new White House communications director admits he is deleting past public statements he doesn't want people seeing or talking about. (Photo: Screenshot/@scaramucci)

"Full Transparency," Says Scaramucci, I'm Deleting My Past Public Statements

Trump's new communications director has peculiar notion of what word "transparency" means

Common Dreams staff

Anthony Scaramucci, the newly-appointed communications director for President Donald Trump, wants the world to know he's only selectively deleting old tweets so his past public statements won't be "distraction" as he assumes his new role at the White House.

And so we wrote this headline about it.

Though countless astute observers and journalists had already pointed out Friday that Scaramucci was clearly deleting tweets that might be perceived as problematic for his new role, on Saturday morning he tweeted:

The reactions—with many noting his strange interpretation of the word "transparency" and others offering screenshots of deleted posts—were swift... and hilariously distracting:

Offering a sample of the kind of postings Scaramucci was scraping from his account, many people shared archived versions:

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