Trump Loses Support From Scaramucci; "Racist" Rhetoric Divides Nation
(Kitco News) - Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director, no longer supports President Donald Trump for re-election, admitting that he couldnâ€™t agree with the presidentâ€™s divisive political stances.
â€śI think a lot of his policies have been great, but I think we run the risk here if we run this 100 â€“ 0 litmus test where we canâ€™t disagree with each other on anything, I think thatâ€™s very dangerous,â€ť Scaramucci told Kitco News last Thursday ahead of this weekendâ€™s Twitter war.
Scaramucciâ€™s public support for President Trump ended on Monday when he responded to Trumpâ€™s tweets against him over the weekend, in which Trump said Scaramucci was â€śtotally incapable of handlingâ€ť his position at the White House.
The hedge fund manager who worked briefly for the Trump Administration in 2017, spoke against Trumpâ€™s past tweets, which he called â€śracist.â€ť
â€śIf the president sent out racist tweets, they are definitionally racist, I donâ€™t see him as a racist, but when you send out definitionally racist tweets, youâ€™re sending out alarm bells all over the world. We shouldnâ€™t be doing that. Heâ€™s the leader of the free world. Heâ€™s the successor of Abraham Lincoln. Donâ€™t do that,â€ť he said.
Scaramucci noted, however, that Trump would likely win the next election.
â€śThe president is going up against 20 people on the Democratic Party. Itâ€™s not clear who is going to emerge as the nominee at this point, but of the people that are on the field right now, it just seems like the president has a better skill set in terms of his debating skills, and the fact that now heâ€™s been the sitting president,â€ť he said. â€śThe Republicans disliked President Obama as much as the Democrats disliked President Trump.â€ť
He added that â€śitâ€™s very hard to dislodge an incumbent,â€ť but a steep recession could turn the tide against Trump.
On pushback from the Republican Party on his views, Scaramucci said that he â€ścouldnâ€™t care less.â€ť