Earlier on Tuesday, the Scaramucci Post posted an incredibly bizarre Twitter poll: How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?
The poll was, thankfully, taken down after about an hour and a half. Social media director Lance Laifer posted that he was the one who made the poll, and apologized for any offense.
The intent of the poll was to highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust. I take full responsibility for it.— ScaramucciPost (@ScaramucciPost) October 17, 2017
This is @lancelaifer and I apologize if anyone was offended by the Holocaust poll.— ScaramucciPost (@ScaramucciPost) October 17, 2017
Several hours later, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who runs the Scaramucci Post, tweeted an apology and explained that the poll was meant to be a Holocaust education tool and was posted without his approval while he was on vacation.
Please retweet . . . pic.twitter.com/s6qxw939yb— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 17, 2017
He also said that he would not be firing the employee who posted the poll, saying he was "not into witchunts [sic]."
We are entrepreneurs and we make mistakes. We carry on. I am not into witchunts. @lancelaifer has my full support. Moving on . . .— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 17, 2017
Additionally, Scaramucci tweeted that the Scaramucci Post would be making a donation to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
On behalf of the @ScaramucciPost we will be making a $25,000 donation to The Simon Wiesenthal Center. Hopefully I spelled that right. ??— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) October 17, 2017