Scaramucci Booted From GOP Event After Trump Dig
Democrats have been all over Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on Ilhan Omar and other minority Democratic Congresswomen. Republicans have largely stayed silent on the matter with just a handful of lawmakers choosing to criticize the President.
Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as the White House Communications Director stood out as one of the exceptions. In response to the financier’s comments, the Palm Beach County GOP has now disinvited him from their annual fundraiser.
The decision was made by Michael Barnett, the county’s Republican Party chairman, who is African American. Barnett said, “He suggested the president’s comments were racist and that he was becoming a racist. Our board was infuriated. We believe the tweets were not racist, the president is not racist and that Scaramucci’s comments were unfair.”
Earlier this week, Trump’s former communications director tweeted, “Would Donald Trump ever tell a white immigrant – whether 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th+ generation – to “go back to your country”? No. That’s why the comments were racist and unacceptable. America is a nation of immigrants founded on the ideals of free thought and free speech.”
Would @realDonaldTrump ever tell a white immigrant – whether 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th+ generation – to "go back to your country"? No. That's why the comments were racist and unacceptable.
America is a nation of immigrants founded on the ideals of free thought and free speech. ??????
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 16, 2019
Scaramucci talked to Politico about the Palm Beach County GOP’s decision to remove him from the event. “I am sorry that I was cancelled,” he said “Mike Barnett must like and condone racist comments. Someone with more courage and less political expediency would call it for what it is and ask it to stop.”
Neither Donald Trump or the White House have responded to Scaramucci’s comments from earlier this week.