Over the last several days, Trump and his former Communications Director, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, have called out one another on Twitter. After Trump’s continuous attacks on him, as well as others, and especially, after Trump’s disastrous response to the recent mass shootings, “The Mooch” suggested the GOP dump Trump and find another candidate.
Video: Anthony @Scaramucci goes postal on current Trump administration officials for continuing to leak so freely and often anonymously to reporters in the news media negative things about the President. The Mooch says it speaks volumes about the character of these "cowards." pic.twitter.com/49LbTVC5Pb— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 9, 2019
In an interview with Axios, Scaramucci compared Trump to “a melting nuclear reactor.”
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.”
“The Mooch” has donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates, including Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. He now says that 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.”
"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 #RealTime pic.twitter.com/iDGhsLPaeV— Real Time (@RealTimers) August 10, 2019
Scaramucci has appeared on several cable news shows criticizing how Trump responded to the recent mass shooting and his visits to both Dayton and El Paso. He also called out Trump for his attacks on The Squad claiming that Trump is not a racist but sure is turning into one.
Hey Wayne they were calling him a white nationalist and I defended the president and said he wasn’t. Still his focus at an event like that should be on the victims and not people like Beto O’Rourke. If you want him to win again don’t be a sycophant: tell the truth. https://t.co/ONeKPkbRbK— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 9, 2019
"The presidency is unlike any other position because it is a position of moral clarity."@paynedc pushing back on @Scaramucci's claims that Trump isn't a white nationalist. #Hardball pic.twitter.com/B9kqbulMuG— Hardball (@hardball) August 8, 2019
Trump was not pleased that his former employee of eleven days would act so disloyally and talk ill about him. In his usual fashion, Trump took to Twitter to launch an attack on “The Mooch.”
…..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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2019
Scaramucci responded to Trump’s tweets and warned that Trump will eventually turn on everyone, including the country. Originally, Scaramucci deleted his tweet but restored it Sunday.
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. https://t.co/BUvwujc6LW— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 11, 2019
At this time, only former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has announced he will challenge Trump in 2020 but former SC Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford is considering doing so as well.
On CNN this morning, Scaramucci claimed he’s neutral on the president and said, “The guy’s (Trump) dissembling a little bit and sounding more and more nonsensical”
"I'm now neutral on the President," says former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, adding he no longer is an active supporter of Trump. "The guy's dissembling a little bit and sounding more and more nonsensical" https://t.co/fg2U0jKpPb pic.twitter.com/DdzOfyPz4O— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 12, 2019