Former Staffer: Donald Trump Should Be Charged With Criminal Negligence For COVID-19 Death Toll

A former staffer for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, the ensuing transition team, and very briefly, the presidential administration, Anthony Scaramucci says that the president should face charges for criminal negligence. He indicated that Trump is at fault for the high death toll the U.S. has faced, and current rising deaths. He also thinks that Trump is preparing to be hit with serious consequences, and is showing the signs.

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Scaramucci tweeted Thursday and Friday to address the rising number of deaths due to COVID-19. An NBC chart showing daily deaths shows more than 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities in the U.S. most days recently, and over 2,000 on several days. Trump’s former communications director described this as an act of criminal negligence on Trump’s part.

The former staffer also thinks Trump is expecting to face something serious, and that the president is showing nervous behavior because of whatever consequence he sees looming in his future.

He’s not the only one who’s talking about Trump’s behavior recently. Months ago, questions were raised about the president’s well-being after he appeared to struggle with drinking water and walking down a ramp at a West Point graduation ceremony. More recently, his verbal fumbles in pronouncing “Thailand” and “Yosemite” have netted more criticism, and led to questions about whether the president merely misread, or if this is a sign of unwellness.

Trump’s mental stability has been a subject of speculation, with a well-known author sharing earlier this month that whistleblowers in the White House have contacted him to say that these odd behaviors follow a series of mini-strokes.

Scaramucci is offering a different explanation — the possibility that Trump’s distracted manner and misreading of words is in part due to anxiety over impending events.

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