The tête-à-tête exchanges between President Donald Trump and his former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci don’t seem to have an end in sight.
Speaking to Axios in a phone interview on Sunday afternoon, Scaramucci made perhaps his most brazen comments yet about his former employer, saying it might be time for the Republican Party to consider someone else to nominate for president in 2020.
“We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” Scaramucci explained.
The “melting down” displayed by the president in recent days, if it continues much longer, may result in some Republicans to speak up against re-nominating Trump — prominent members within the party may insist upon his removal, Scaramucci explained.
If chatter on that subject begins to happen in Republican circles, it will likely spread, he added.
Should Trump not temper himself, “it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020,” Scaramucci said.
Trump and Scaramucci have been involved in a back-in-forth in recent days, which began after the latter expressed that Trump didn’t do a well-enough job during appearances consoling victims at two hospitals in El Paso and Dayton over the past week.
The events were “a catastrophe for him,” Scaramucci said, expressing that Trump failed to convey compassion for those involved in mass shootings within those cities, prior reporting from HillReporter.com detailed.
Those criticisms triggered a response from Trump on Twitter, where he said Scaramucci held “a position that he was totally incapable of handling,” and denied he had any insights about the president to warrant being on news speaking about him. “Like many other so-called television experts, he knows very little about me.”
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 11, 2019
Scaramucci responded to those comments by issuing a tweet of his own — a political cartoon that implies he and others who have worked (or presently do so) for Trump have done so only to be stabbed in the back by him later on.
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