At one point, Anthony Scaramucci was an asset for Donald Trump, often appearing on cable news as a surrogate. The President was so impressed with the financier that he made his his Director of Communications. Scaramucci only lasted for 11 days in that position, but the men seemingly remained friends.
Following his White House departure, Scaramucci continued making regular appearances on the news. At times, he was critical of the President and how he handled things. Apparently, the former comms director took his critiques too far and Trump blasted his former friend on Twitter.
Appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews Thursday, Scaramucci was critical of Trumps recent El Paso visit. He told Matthews:
“The facts are he did not do well on the trip, because if the trip is being made about him and not the demonstration of compassion and love and caring and empathy for those people, then it becomes a catastrophe for him, the administration, and it’s also a bad reflection on the country.”
Trump furiously responded on Twitter, “Anthony Scaramucci, who was quickly terminated (11 days) from a position that he was totally incapable of handling, now seems to do nothing but television as the all time expert on “President Trump.” Like many other so-called television experts, he knows very little about me.”
The President continued, “other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence. Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it’s not for being the Mooch!”
Scaramucci responded with a cartoon that implied Trump had stabbed him in the back.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 11, 2019
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