Trump's new aide deletes inconvenient tweets

Trump's new aide deletes inconvenient tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's new communications aide is deleting old tweets that didn't jibe with his boss' views.

The aide, Anthony Scaramucci, says on Twitter that he's removing the messages because his views have evolved and shouldn't be a distraction.

Trump announced Friday that he'd hired the New York financier to help sharpen the White House's public message.

But social media users quickly recirculated past inconvenient tweets by Scaramucci, including one praising Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump defeated her for president last year and continues to criticize her.

Scaramucci says in Saturday's tweet that he serves Trump's agenda and "that's all that matters."

He adds in a later post: "The politics of "gotcha" are over. I have a thick skin and we're moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people."

Associated Press 2017