Having been blasted by President Trump for incompetence after his comments about the president’s recent appearance in El Paso, former White House Comms Director (for 11 days), Anthony Scaramucci, has come out swinging this morning with an even more aggressive stance.
“We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” Scaramucci said.
“A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020.”
…if Trump “doesn’t reform his behavior, it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020.”
“Right now, it’s an unspeakable thing. But if he keeps it up, it will no longer be unspeakable. The minute they start speaking of it, it will circulate and be socialized. We can’t afford a full nuclear contamination site post 2020.”
Then, ‘mooch’ appeared on CNN, exclaiming that:
“I think you have to consider a change at the top of the ticket when someone is acting like this,” because
“The racially charged comments, the divisive tweeting, is not helping the country.”
Scaramucci added that he’s now “neutral” on Trump.
“Loyalty is not blind obedience unless you’re supporting a demagogue,” he said.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had this short response to Scaramucci’s comments about opposing Trump in 2020:
“It sounds like his feelings are hurt.”
What many are asking is why the sudden flip in Scaramucci’s perspective? Well he just tweeted his response:
“To those asking, ‘what took so long?’ You’re right. I tried to see best in President Trump, based on private interactions and select policy alignment. But his increasingly divisive rhetoric – and damage it’s doing to fabric of our society – outweighs any short-term economic gain.”
To those asking, “what took so long?” You’re right. I tried to see best in @realDonaldTrump based on private interactions and select policy alignment. But his increasingly divisive rhetoric – and damage it’s doing to fabric of our society – outweighs any short-term economic gain.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 12, 2019
And to think Scaramucci was this close to retiring with over $100MM if only China’s HNA wasn’t blocked from buying Skybridge…
For now, we look forward to Trump’s tweeted response to this latest attack.