Anthony Scaramucci and Donald Trump, once close friends, have been engaged in a feud over the last month or so. Scaramucci has recently predicted that Trump would drop out before the 2020 election. Trump has fired back, criticizing his one time Communications Director claiming he only appears on TV because of him.
Trump surrogates have also taken the opportunity to lash out at Scaramucci. This includes RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel who recently attacked the former Comms Director on Twitter. Today on MSNBC, Scaramucci blasted McDaniel mocking her for changing her last name.
On Monday, McDaniel tweeted, “Anthony Scaramucci has ZERO credibility. He’s a disgruntled employee attacking Donald Trump for his own personal gain. The media shouldn’t even give him airtime.”
Anthony Scaramucci has ZERO credibility.
He’s a disgruntled employee attacking @realDonaldTrump for his own personal gain.
The media shouldn’t even give him airtime.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 19, 2019
McDaniel was formerly known as Ronna Romney McDaniel. She famously changed her professional name to Ronna McDaniel after she became the Chair of the Republican National Committee. She is the niece of senator and sometimes Trump critic, Mitt Romney.
Scaramucci made sure to point out the name change when responding to the RNC Chair’s criticisms. He told Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi, “There is a tremendous amount of pressure on [her] obviously because she has the bully-in-chief doing all these crazy things. The poor woman had to drop her maiden name Romney from her name.”
The former Communications Director continued, “Just tremendous pressure on her. I feel bad for her, actually. I’m not criticizing her, I’m just asking her the open, intellectual question about whether or not that’s the right thing to do for the party. 2024 is going to be right around the corner. He continues on this trajectory of full-blown crazy, he’ll crash and burn.”
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