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Ariel Schalit | AP | BDN

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci denies claims made by former presidential adviser Steve Bannon in the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

Anthony Scaramucci dismissed some details from a bombshell book about the Trump presidency, arguing the commander in chief has the best emotional intelligence.

The onetime White House communications director also slammed comments longtime rival Steve Bannon made in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Its unclear what is true, honestly, and what isnt true, Scaramucci said Thursday on ABC News Good Morning America. People are saying things, it gets printed. It goes into a book like that or goes on to a website thats a tawdry website.

Excerpts of the book, which comes out next week, were released Wednesday.

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Scaramucci denied a key claim in the book: Trump didnt actually want to win the election.

Certainly we all had great uncertainty in the campaign and the tightness of polling, but nobody wanted to win more than the president of the United States, and frankly, nobody worked harder, Scaramucci said later Thursday on CNNs New Day.

For someone to say he didnt think he was going to win, or that he was going to win by losing, I sort of think thats a bunch of nonsense, he continued.

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