Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been out of the spotlight for a few months but he returned this week to criticize Republicans for not sufficiently standing up for their beliefs in the age of Trump.
Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, Scaramucci said, “These current Republicans are writing profiles in cowardice.”
He continued, “Five years from now, people are going to look back and say, ‘So what were you actually thinking when you were telling those lies about Ukraine or when you were telling those lies for President Trump — what were you actually thinking?'”
Scaramucci said, “There’s going to be no answer for that. The only answer they can come up with is, ‘Well I wanted to stay in power, I was afraid of a presidential tweet, I was afraid to be intimidated by the president. I thought it was the right thing to do to look loyal.'”
The former White House aide added, “And they’re taking cover with each other, and so there’s comfort in a crowd. So if one or two of them break out from the crowd, then you’ll see a cascade. It’s just ridiculous what’s going on.”
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Scaramucci made history as the shortest-serving White House communications director in history — his 11-day tenure ended with a profanity-laden phone call to a reporter. After that, he popped onto a reality television show for a very short period before becoming a regular face on cable news channels.
Since leaving Pennsylvania Avenue, Scaramucci has slowly become more and more critical of President Donald Trump. Over the past several months, he’s claimed that Trump is “intimidated” by Justin Trudeau and said that some of Trump’s tweets are “racist and unacceptable.”
The president has been less than happy with his former employee and, in August, Trump called Scaramucci “another disgruntled employee who got fired for gross incompetence.”