Anthony Scaramucci, Former White House Communications Director, published a piece in the Washington Post where he listed his resentments towards President Trump. He entitled the article “I was wrong about Trump,” and made it clear he will not support the commander-in-chief for reelection in 2020.
He said it was quite necessary to get Americans to come together in order to keep President Trump from serving another four years in office.
The feud started when Scaramucci laid into the President and claimed to have personal knowledge of his mental tactics in an interview. Taking to Twitter, Trump responded saying Scaramuchi would do anything needed to stay in the spotlight.
It was not long before Scaramucci retook aim and claimed that Trump always turns on his allies eventually.
He tweeted; “For the last three years, I have fully supported this President. Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn’t pass the 100% litmus test; eventually, he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country.”
In pure Trump fashion, he called Scaramucci out as being an “unstable nut job,” and he was lashing out due to being a disgruntled former employee.
Scaramucci stated, “I challenge my fellow Republicans to summon the nerve to speak out on the record against Trump. Defy the culture of fear he has created, and go public with the concerns you readily express in private.”
He has a curious way of trying to get Republicans on his side. First, he attacks their President. Then he complains of the “entire GOP” going after him on Twitter.
Scaramucci also said part of his distaste that came from the President failed to denounce white supremacists. An interesting accusation, especially since President Trump has gone on record several times in the denouncements of such terrible acts. The U.S. – Mexican border situation was also used as a reason Scaramucci traded on Trump and lashed out against him.
The seemingly disgruntled employee went even further and is launching a PAC against President Trump and is claiming he has the power to sway eight percent of voters. He went on to call the Trump nuts and suggested the swaying would be easy for white suburban women to change their votes.
His latest antic is an attempt to try and assemble a team of former Cabinet members to unify and speak out against President Trump. His goal is to find a Republican able enough to challenge Trump for the 2020 presidency.
He stated in a CNN interview, “I’m in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. Moreover, I’ve got to get some of these former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it.”
Mr. Scaramucci claims to have several members already but refused to name names. He did say that over the next several months, we should expect more members to speak out publically against the President and his administration.
Possible contenders whose names have been thrown into the mix include former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, and former GOP representative Mark Sanford.
There were a few aspects that Scaramucci did give positive attention to, however. He acknowledged that President Trump did help to create significant unemployment levels to record highs and increased wage growth.
Anthony Scaramucci, which is nicknamed “The Mooch,” is best known for being an entrepreneur, financier, and political consultant. He served very briefly in 2017 as the White House director of Communications from the dates of July 21 to June 31.
He has had a long history in the banking and investment industry. He started at Goldman Sachs’ and then went on to found Oscar Capital Management and the investment firm, SkyBridge Capital.
When it came to his time at the White House, he quickly garnered much controversy after he made extremely defamatory statements towards many members of the Trump administration team. Just ten days after his announced appointing, President Trump decided to fire him after the recommending of this by the White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly.
When looking back on Scaramucci’s political past, it does not seem overly shocking that he is defying the President and his agendas. He adamantly supported the presidential campaigns of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. During 2008, he even acted as a fundraiser for Obama.
Some of his many controversial views have been when he announced on several occasions that he was very pro strong gun control laws. He also stated multiple times that Republicans should be supporters of gay marriage.
He seemed to switch sides when in 2012, he acted as the national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
When it came to the 2016 election, Scaramucci once again took to Twitter to announced his hope that Hillary Clinton would win the election.
Since the beginning of the announcement in 2017, that Scaramucci would be appointed as White House Communications Director, there was internal strife amongst the administration. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned the day that the appointment was ultimately announced.
It has been interesting to witness the instability Anthony Scaramucci has portrayed not just recently but throughout much of his professional career. He has flipped flopped on being one of the President’s most adamant supporters, to being one of his most blatant critics. We have seen him back Democratic candidates with fiery passion and then switch to the Republican side. He calls for Republicans to back him and support his quest to take down President Trump, but then he attacks the same people he is trying to persuade.
Does Scaramucci really think that President Trump’s supporters will be persuaded enough by him to unite against the candidate they so vehemently voted for in 2016?
His actions show that he apparently does.
It appears that if anyone is the unstable one in this situation, it very well might be Anthony Scaramucci.