The Scaramucci Post — the news media outlet created by former White House communications director Anthony Scarmucchi, tweet out a poll early Tuesday morning that was insensitive to Jewish people.
The Twitter poll asks, "How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?" with the options: "less than one million," between 1-2 million," between 2-3 million," and "more than 5 million."
According to the screenshot of the tweet, 4,776 participated in the poll from the Scaramucci Post Twitter account at 6:38 a.m.
Scaramucci Post Holocaust Twitter poll
The tweet was removed about an hour after it was posted, however, it did not take long before people grabbed a screenshot of the tweet and began criticizing it for being insensitive and anti-Semitic.
Lance Laifer, the person who operates the Scaramucci Post Twitter account, tweeted out an apology after the tweet was removed.
Laifer followed with two more tweets saying he apologizes for "anyone who was offended by the Holocaust poll." He also mentions that he was trying to "highlight ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust."
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
In September, Anthony Scaramucci decided to create his own news media outlet after he was removed from his role as White House communications director. He took to Twitter to make the announcement. As of today, the Scaramucci Post doesn't have an official website and appears to only exist on social media.
Even Anthony Scaramucci doesn't know what the Scaramucci Post is
Also I just asked him to explain the Scaramucci Post in 10 secs and he was like actually we have no idea what it is yet 🙃 pic.twitter.com/lCyGJXG04u— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) October 3, 2017