Scaramucci Says 'I'm Unemployed,' Skybridge Deal to Close SoonBy
Anthony Scaramucci said his status with the Trump administration remains unclear and that his deal to sell his firm should be completed in the next several weeks.
“I’m unemployed,” Scaramucci said in an interview Tuesday on Bloomberg TV and radio. “My status is still unchanged. I’m still about five to six weeks away from closing my transaction.”
For the past several months, Scaramucci’s role in the Trump administration has been murky. In January, the media reported he would be named an adviser to Trump and head the White House office of public engagement. But no job has materialized and the administration last month appeared to pass him over for that post.
In January, Scaramucci agreed to sell his approximately 45 percent stake in SkyBridge Capital, an investment firm he founded, in a deal that values the company at about $180 million. The buyer group included a subsidiary of HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate, as well as a little-known company called RON Transatlantic.
Scaramucci was an early supporter of Trump on Wall Street. He has made numerous appearances defending Trump’s positions on issues from immigration to trade. He has occasionally raised eyebrows with bold comments, such as when he compared Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Alexander Hamilton.