Scaramucci breaks up with Trump in now-familiar pattern
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has broken forcefully with President Trump, engaging in a Twitter feud with his former boss and suggesting Republicans should consider a change to the top of their ticket ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
It’s a remarkable divorce between Trump and an associate who was once one of his foremost public allies, but follows a familiar pattern of former aides stoking the anger of a president who puts a premium on loyalty.
“To those asking, ‘What took so long?’ You’re right,” Scaramucci tweeted Monday. “I tried to see best in @realDonaldTrump based on private interactions and select policy alignment. But his increasingly divisive rhetoric — and damage it’s doing to fabric of our society — outweighs any short-term economic gain.”
The former White House aide told CNN in a Monday morning interview that he remains a Republican but that he's “neutral” on Trump and is no longer actively supporting his reelection bid.
“The racially charged comments, the divisive tweeting, the nonsense coming from the president is not helping the country,” Scaramucci said on “New Day.”
Scaramucci accused the president of inciting hate and fracturing institutions and suggested the GOP may need to consider nominating someone else for 2020. He predicted other Republicans might begin to speak out if Trump's divisive rhetoric continues, claiming GOP officials have raised concerns privately.