Donald Trump Is Trying To Incite A Race War, Says Former Appointee

Anthony Scaramucci, once Donald Trump’s appointee for White House Communications Director, is now speaking out openly against the president. Scaramucci, who says that he once thought he could be a positive influence on Trump, now says that those working for Trump “didn’t realize full extent of his amorality,” and that the president is working to incite a race war in the United States.

Scaramucci says Trump wants a race war
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Scaramucci spent less than two weeks serving as White House communications director, in mid-2017, before being fired from the position. He’s previously said that he was wrong to ever support Trump, including a full op-ed for Washington Post in 2019. At that time, he spoke of being appalled at Trump’s statements after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, and at Trump tweeting that four congresswoman who have criticized him should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Now he’s warning America that Trump’s response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a (now fired and charged) Minneapolis police officer, and to the protests that have broken out in response, is calculated to push a race war.

On Saturday, as protests across the country drew the nation’s attention, Scaramucci tweeted to call Trump the “racist in chief” and point out that Republican legislators aren’t speaking up.

Trump had tweeted that morning to boast that Secret Service agents were “just waiting for action,” and prepared to meet protestors with “the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons.”

Scaramucci has consistently criticized Trump throughout the events, drafting a hypothetical speech he says would have been helpful from the president — a “lost communications memo.” His suggested words include, “these murders are a painful reminder of the institutional racism that has existed in our country since its founding. In order to change, we must demand greater accountability from those in power, starting with lawmakers and law enforcement.”

He called Trump’s effect on America a disgrace, declared the president a coward for tweeting from a protected room while telling others to get tougher, and expressed regret that he “didn’t realize the full extent of [Trump’s] amorality.” He even suggested that Trump’s presidency contributed to the black lives lost to police brutality.

Though Trump’s one-time appointee spent much of the weekend criticizing the president, he closed the weekend with a call to action. Monday morning, he urged Americans to use their vote in November to make a change.

Trump has heavily endorsed a strong authoritarian response to the protests. He’s pushed for sending the national guard to shut them down, and on Monday, in a call with state governors, he demanded that they “dominate” protestors, in order to look tough as other nations watch.

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