'How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?'

Frederick Owens
October 18, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci's media organization has drawn fire from social media outlets after it tweeted a poll asking "How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?" It posted a new poll Tuesday morning with the question "How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?" The poll allowed Twitter users to select a number of options ranging between less than one million to more than five million.

Today (Tuesday), former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who was sacked from his position at the White House after 10 days, sparked a storm when a controversial tweet was posted on his new media page.

It's unclear exactly what the Scaramucci Post is, although the investment banker and former White House official announced its launch just weeks ago. "We are glad The Scaramucci Post took it down".

The person taking the fall for the ill-thought tweet is Lance Laifer.

In various reports, he is also described as Scaramucci's partner in The Scaramucci Post.

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The recently deleted tweet has been ridiculed for its insensitivity about the Holocaust and towards Jewish people.

He addressed the Oxford Union on Monday night, calling President Donald Trump a "political genius" and insisting that 'he's definitely not a sociopath'.

Arthur Schwartz, Scaramucci's friend who has previously been quoted as his PR rep, also took issue with the poll in a number of tweets.

In a subsequent tweet, the Scaramucci Post said that the point of the poll was to highlight "ignorance of the basic facts of the Holocaust", and so they are claiming it was meant to be a quiz to see how many Twitter followers knew that the correct answer is six million.

On social media, the initial message was widely criticized as anti-Semitic, as were other tweets from the Scaramucci Post's account related to an Anne Frank Halloween costume.

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