Ten days before Anthony Scaramucci publicly severed ties with President Donald Trump, he was spotted “in deep discussion” with former U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, while out to dinner at Reo’s restaurant in Harlem, reported Page Six.
Scaramucci, better known as “The Mooch,” served only 11 days as the White House communications director in 2017, but recently turned on the president and started pushing his anti-Trump message on different media platforms.
“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director. Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give chief of staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best,” then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of Scaramucci’s exit in a statement July, 2017.
President Trump tweeted on Saturday, “Anthony Scaramucci, who was quickly terminated (11 days) from a position that he was totally incapable of handling, now seems to do nothing but television as the all time expert on “President Trump.” Like many other so-called television experts, he knows very little about me…..,” adding in a subsequent tweet, ” …..other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence. Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it’s not for being the Mooch!”
Scaramucci responded on Sunday by posting about the president on Twitter, saying that “eventually he turns on everyone.”
“For the last 3 years I have fully supported this President. Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn’t pass the 100% litmus test. Eventually he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country.”
The textbook definition of a turncoat, Scaramucci has gone on an absolute tirade against President Trump on Twitter and throughout every opportunity he’s been presented on mainstream news outlets.
President Trump and Scaramucci have also gone back and forth on Twitter over the past week:
The former White House aide even retweeted a post from Joe Scarborough where Joe links to an article about President Trump being racist and quotes Scaramucci:
Last week, Scaramucci was a guest on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher where he said, “I do try to defend [Trump], but there are certain things he’s done that are absolutely indefensible…What I’m astonished by is the lack of courage of Republican elected leaders not to pick up the phone and call him out.”
Scaramucci stated during a CNN ‘New Day’ interview on Monday that if Republicans were to replace Trump as the presidential nominee next year, it would be the equivalent of the Wicked Witch of the West’s fate in ‘The Wizard of Oz’:
“Remember when the water got thrown on the green witch and she started melting? What happened to all those soldiers, right? They’re in that position right now. So let’s throw some water on the green witch and let’s watch what the soldiers do, which is they’ll team up with Dorothy. That’s how the movies go. Let’s end the bullying and let’s end this sort of nonsense.”
In an interview on Fox Tuesday morning, former White House Director of Strategic Communications, Mercedes Schlapp, called Scaramucci a “self centered man” who “terrorized” members of staff during his 11 days stint in 2017 as White House communications director. Schlapp added, “He went in there saying, ‘Who’s going to be fired next?’”