Anthony Scaramucci has been announced as the new Director of Communications for President Trump at the White House.

The announcement that the former Wall Street banker was set to join team Trump came on Friday (21 July), leading to the shock resignation of press secretary, Sean Spicer.

It seems however, that Trump is willing to overlook the comments that Scaramucci made about him during the election campaign.

Speaking on Fox News in 2015, Scaramucci launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump saying that he was a "hack politician" who was "anti-American."

He went on, telling the panel that he thought Trump would be president of the "Queens County Bullies' Association."

"You're an inherited money dude from Queens County," Scaramucci said. "Bring it."

It appears that Scaramucci's previous tweets also put him at odds with some of Donald Trump's biggest policies.

The Mexican border-wall is one of Trump's flagship plans, and shortly after announcing the policy, Scaramucci tweeted an image of the Berlin Wall saying: "Walls don't work. Never have never will. The Berlin Wall 1961-1989 don't fall for it."

Trump has also been highly sceptical about climate change, and once said that the "concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive."

But Scaramucci was again on the other side of the debate, tweeting in March 2016: "You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. The fact many people still believe CC is a hoax is disheartening."

Scaramucci's appointment brought about the departure of Sean Spicer who "vehemently" disagreed with the staffing changes.

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Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the transition team executive committee and founder of investment firm SkyBridge Capital, speaks to reporters at Trump Tower in New York City Drew Angerer/Getty Images