Manhasset resident Anthony Scaramucci named assistant to Trump

Manhasset resident Anthony Scaramucci named assistant to Trump

Manhasset resident Anthony Scaramucci has been named an assistant to President-elect Donald Trump.

Scaramucci, 53, originally from Port Washington, will be a liaison in the White House for state and local governments and for American and foreign businesses.

After being named to Trump’s transition team in December, Scaramucci has been a frequent representative for it on television and radio.

Scaramucci, who founded and was a co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, an investment firm in New York that specializes in hedge fund advisory services, said on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos that  he had sold his business.

The price was not disclosed, but he was believed to be asking $250 million, according to CNBC.

Scaramucci donated more than $210,000 to Trump campaign “super PACs,’’ political committees and joint fundraising committees supporting Trump in the last two years, according to  Federal Election Commission records.

He donated over $177,000 to the Republican National Committee in the same period, according to the FEC.

Attempts to reach Scaramucci were unavailing.

According to The Associated Press, Scaramucci has strong ties to incoming White House strategist Steve Bannon and to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.

Before throwing his support behind Trump, Scaramucci backed Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Republican primaries.

Despite once calling Trump an “inherited money dude from Queens County” and clashing on other issues with the president-elect, Scaramucci has constantly defended Trump on television and Twitter.

Scaramucci’s sister, Susan, praised her brother in a Facebook post after he was appointed to the transition team, saying, “I am so proud of him. He loves our country. As far back as I could remember he has always been very patriotic.”

Scaramucci, a registered Republican, donated money to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, as well as Rand Paul’s and Jeb Bush’s 2016 bids for president, according to FEC records.

He also donated money to President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.

Scaramucci has written three books, including his most recent, “Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole,” which focuses on his exeriences in business.

A regular contributor to the Fox Business Network, Scaramucci once hosted “Wall Street Week,” an investment and stock market news show that aired of Fridays.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard, Scaramucci worked at Goldman Sachs from 1989 to 1996, before launching Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Lehman Brothers.

He founded SkyBridge Capital in 2005.

He served as a national finance co-chairman for Mitt Romney for President in 2012.

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