The President and his former communications director are at each other’s throats again this week, after the latter has threatened to stage a mutiny to quash the former.
Scaramucci, who served only briefly in the White House, has spent the last few weeks ramping up his attacks against the Commander in Chief. Just today it was reported that the former West Winger is cooking up a coalition of current and former aides to the President who would be willing to effectively mutiny the White House as the election approaches, in order to stave off another four years of President Trump’s service.
As expected, The Donald didn’t take the news well, and lambasted his former employee.
President Trump lashed out anew Monday at aide-turned-nemesis Anthony Scaramucciafter the former White House communications director threatened to cobble together a coalition of former Cabinet officials to speak out against the president as part of an apparent bid to find an alternative Republican nominee in 2020.
Accelerating a remarkable conversion from short-lived White House insider to brash detractor, Scaramucci said in an interview Monday morning that he wants to find a “viable alternative” and is assembling a “team” of like-minded people toward that end.
“I’ve got to get some of these former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it. They know it’s a crisis,” he said, predicting such a coalition would go public by the fall.
The President pulled no punches.
Trump, presumably watching the CNN interview, called the “Mooch” an “unstable ‘nut job,'” before mocking him over his notoriously brief stint at the White House.
“I barely knew him until his 11 days of gross incompetence-made a fool of himself, bad on TV. Abused staff,” he said, while taking some personal shots at Scaramucci’s marriage (he and wife Deidre Ball are back together, after calling off a divorce announced in 2017).
“He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!” Trump tweeted.
There is no indication that Scaramucci’s crew of insubordinate staffers exists, nor is there any belief that he’d be able to make any impact on the 2020 election whatsoever – regardless of who he lures into the “resistance”.
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