Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test: Anthony Scaramucci reveals regret over working with Trump


Anthony Scaramucci revealed his biggest regret was taking a senior staff job with President Donald Trump on Wednesday’s episode of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test.

The 59-year-old financier briefly served as the White House Director of Communications from July 21 to July 31, 2017 under the Trump administration.

‘Joining the Trump White House, that was a big mistake,’ Anthony said while being interrogated by staffers. ‘I got fired very quickly, after 11 days. I was ill-suited for the job that he gave me, and I was ill-suited for his temperament and personality. We were never going to get along because of the way he was operating the White House.’

Biggest regret: Anthony Scaramucci revealed his biggest regret was taking a senior staff job with President Donald Trump on Wednesday’s episode of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test

Anthony made the confessional after the special forces instructors summoned him after a disastrous leadership performance during a group exercise.

‘His leadership was s***,’ said Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, a former elite British Special Air Service member and one of the head instructors. ‘You wouldn’t follow him to the toilet.’

‘He’s not giving full effort at all,’ said Remi Adeleke, a former Navy SEAL.

The instructors asked Anthony how he thought he was doing.

Brief stint: The 58-year-old financier briefly served as the White House Director of Communications from July 21 to July 31, 2017 under the Trump administration

Brief stint: The 58-year-old financier briefly served as the White House Director of Communications from July 21 to July 31, 2017 under the Trump administration

‘I would say B+, maybe B,’ Anthony said.

‘Don’t get smart with me, because I’ll f***ing bounce you all around this room,’ Billy said.

Anthony tried to explain himself.

Interrogation time: Anthony made the confessional after the special forces instructors summoned him after a disastrous leadership performance during a group exercise

Interrogation time: Anthony made the confessional after the special forces instructors summoned him after a disastrous leadership performance during a group exercise

‘I was a middle-class kid with a tough dad in an Italian blue-collar neighborhood,’ Anthony said. ‘I went to Harvard Law School. When Senator Obama went to go run for office, because I knew him from school, I raised him money.’

‘Why would you come here and put yourself through this?’ Remi asked.

‘If you are someone like me who really loves the country and you want to be in a position where you have empathy for people that are serving like this,’ Anthony answered.

Middle-class kid: 'I was a middle-class kid with a tough dad in an Italian blue-collar neighborhood,' Anthony said. 'I went to Harvard Law School. When Senator Obama went to go run for office, because I knew him from school, I raised him money'

Middle-class kid: ‘I was a middle-class kid with a tough dad in an Italian blue-collar neighborhood,’ Anthony said. ‘I went to Harvard Law School. When Senator Obama went to go run for office, because I knew him from school, I raised him money’

Billy told him it was just going to get tougher during the program.

‘Until you guys throw me out, I’m here,’ Anthony said.

‘Give him an inch, he takes a mile,’ Remi said after Anthony left the room. ‘That’s a typical hustler.’

Typical hustler: 'Give him an inch, he takes a mile,' Remi said after Anthony left the room. 'That's a typical hustler'

Typical hustler: ‘Give him an inch, he takes a mile,’ Remi said after Anthony left the room. ‘That’s a typical hustler’

In a confessional, Anthony said he just wanted to move forward in life.

‘If you get punched in the face or metaphorically knocked to the ground, like I did with the White House firing, you can do two things, you can slink into anonymity, or you can go forward and own it,’ Anthony said in a confessional.

When the episode titled Trust started it was only day four of the experience and only nine ‘recruits’ remained. Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, one of the military directing staff, asked all the remaining recruits to pick out who they trusted the least out of the other members. Several of them chose Anthony.

Owning it: 'If you get punched in the face or metaphorically knocked to the ground, like I did with the White House firing, you can do two things, you can slink into anonymity, or you can go forward and own it,' Anthony said in a confessional

Owning it: ‘If you get punched in the face or metaphorically knocked to the ground, like I did with the White House firing, you can do two things, you can slink into anonymity, or you can go forward and own it,’ Anthony said in a confessional

The recruits were then made to run and hike up a hill carrying their packs. Beverley Mitchell, 41, an actress from 7th Heaven, fell and started crying. Foxy told her she was ‘being pathetic.’

Remi explained to them that being able to trust each other was of the most importance. The trainers explained for the next test that one of them would serve as a rope buddy who would be able to control the speed of descent of the other person who would fall backwards with their hands on their head secured with a rope off a rock cliff.

Recruits were paired up for whoever they picked as the most trustworthy. Gus Kenworthy, 30, Olympic freestyle skier, was assigned to be the ‘brake man’ for Anthony as he fell backwards off a cliff. Anthony was told to put his hands on his head as he fell back over the cliff. He hit his head on the fall, but Gus pulled the brake rope to stop him before he hit the ground.

Trust test: Director Staff member Billy told Anthony the correct technique for the exercise

Trust test: Director Staff member Billy told Anthony the correct technique for the exercise

Beverly started crying when she realized what she was going to be put through.

‘For once in your existence, stop feeling sorry for yourself,’ Foxy said.

‘I’m not feeling sorry for myself,’ Beverly instead. ‘This isn’t about me. It’s about her.’ 

Started crying: 'I'm not feeling sorry for myself,' Beverly instead. 'This isn't about me. It's about her'

Started crying: ‘I’m not feeling sorry for myself,’ Beverly instead. ‘This isn’t about me. It’s about her’

The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown, 27, was the next to rappel backwards off the cliff attached to a rope. MLB Hall of Famer baseball player Mike Piazza, 53, served as her rope brakeman.

‘Being on The Bachelorette, it didn’t work out for me,’ Hannah said in a confessional. ‘When you have all these men telling you that they love you, and it turns out they really don’t, I definitely have some trust issues because of that.’

When Hannah finished she started crying but told everyone she was okay.

Numbers dwindling: There were only eight recruits left on day four

Numbers dwindling: There were only eight recruits left on day four

Danny Amendola, 36, a Super Bowl champion, had the job of serving as the ropes brake person for NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, 36. Dwight smiled as he put his hands on his head and dropped backwards. He screamed as he fell and Foxy was not happy.

‘You are screaming like you are at a fun fair,’ one of the instructors said.

Last to go was The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, 51. Beverly was to serve as her ropes brake person and she was nervous.

Brake man: Danny Amendola, 36, a Super Bowl champion, had the job of serving as the ropes brake person for NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, 36

Brake man: Danny Amendola, 36, a Super Bowl champion, had the job of serving as the ropes brake person for NBA All-Star Dwight Howard, 36

‘Kenya, I’m so sorry I just don’t trust myself physically,’ Beverly said crying.

‘Stop this,’ Kenya said. ‘I’ve got to get up the mountain. Don’t let me down.’

‘I won’t,’ Beverly said.

Reality star: Kenya Moore remained in the competition as she completed the tough tasks

Reality star: Kenya Moore remained in the competition as she completed the tough tasks

‘I have a child,’ Kenya said. ‘Don’t let me down.’

Foxy told Beverly that he trusted her and that she needed to trust herself. She completed the task successfully breaking Kenya in her fall before she came close to the ground. Despite working together well, Kenya was worried that Beverly was just trying to start drama and make her out to be the villain.

Kenya was pulled in by the instructors for an interrogation. They said she seemed very angry and defensive. She said it stemmed from being raised by her grandmother after her mother had her at a young age.

Military exercises: The celebrities were put through military exercises on the Fox show

Military exercises: The celebrities were put through military exercises on the Fox show

‘After that my mother just kind of pretended that she never had a child and after that it got worse and worse,’ Kenya said. ‘I was just so angry.’

Instructor Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Reyes said he could empathize because he was given up by his mother and never knew his father.

‘I just want to be anything that is opposite to my mother,’ Kenya said crying.

Got emotional: Kenya got emotional when she was called in for interrogation

Got emotional: Kenya got emotional when she was called in for interrogation

Kenya said she wanted her three-year-old daughter Brooklyn to know that she was a ‘bad a**.’

Beverly sat down with Kenya and they discussed how their behavior triggered each other.

The recruits later lined up for their next task that tested the leadership skills of Anthony and Beverly, who were made team leaders. The groups then pushed their broken down vehicle into a safe zone as explosions went off around them.

Pushing vehicles: The groups then pushed their broken down vehicle into a safe zone as explosions went off around them

Pushing vehicles: The groups then pushed their broken down vehicle into a safe zone as explosions went off around them

Once they reached the safe zone, they had to haul their gear up the hill. Beverly fell to the ground.

‘I’m spinning,’ Beverly yelled.

‘Hey gather yourself,’ Dwight said, picking her off the ground. ‘Come on, you’re OK.’

On ground: 'I'm spinning,' Beverly yelled after she fell to the ground

On ground: ‘I’m spinning,’ Beverly yelled after she fell to the ground

Dwight let her go and Beverly fell to the ground.

‘I don’t think I can finish, sir,’ Beverly said crying to Foxy.

She handed him her arm band and quit.

Quit show: 'I don't think I can finish, sir,' Beverly said crying to Foxy

Quit show: ‘I don’t think I can finish, sir,’ Beverly said crying to Foxy

‘I didn’t want to give up but nothing feels right,’ Beverly said crying. ‘ My body feels so depleted. I have no more strength.’

Hannah also started sobbing. Despite being a team member down, Beverly’s team without her made it to their flag first. Anthony’s team came in second.

‘Sorry I let you guys down,’ Anthony said in the car back to camp. ‘You know I was pushing myself as hard as I could push without giving myself a heart attack.’

The instructors talked about Anthony’s disastrous leadership abilities before they brought him in for questioning.

Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test will return next Wednesday on Fox.

Saying sorry: 'Sorry I let you guys down,' Anthony said in the car back to camp. 'You know I was pushing myself as hard as I could push without giving myself a heart attack'

Saying sorry: ‘Sorry I let you guys down,’ Anthony said in the car back to camp. ‘You know I was pushing myself as hard as I could push without giving myself a heart attack’

 

 



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