The former White House communications director kicked off a public spat with Trump after urging Republicans to move past Trump and replace him with another candidate at the top of the ticket for 2020.
Scaramucci elevated his attacks into the personal realm on Thursday evening after Trump mocked a man at a campaign rally for having a “serious weight issue.”
“Said the fattest President since William Howard Taft,” Scaramucci wrote.
The brash former Trump ally went quiet on Twitter after that, and it looks like it wasn’t by choice. A screenshot shared with Jonathan Swan of Axios shows Scaramucci’s account temporarily locked for violating Twitter rules.
“I think it is related to ‘fat shaming’ President Trump,” Scaramucci told Swan. “I should have said he is the largest proportioned President since William Howard Taft. My bad.”
. @Scaramucci says Twitter has temporarily suspended his account. “I think it is related to ‘fat shaming’ President Trump,” the president’s former communications director says. “I should have said he is the largest proportioned President since William Howard Taft. My bad.” pic.twitter.com/0nnH9rtjxg
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 16, 2019
Scaramucci has only sharpened his words against Trump since the president acknowledged him on Twitter earlier this week. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the former ally calls Trump a “jackass” and “the Wicked Witch of the West Wing.”
The former White House communications director also predicted Trump would exit the presidential race by March of 2020 in fear of losing:
“It’s gonna become very clear that it’s impossible for him to win. And is this the kind of guy that’s gonna want to be that humiliated and lose as a sitting president? He’s got the self-worth in terms of his self-esteem of a small pigeon. It’s a very small pigeon.”
“We had the Wicked Witch of the West, but he is the Wicked Witch of the West Wing,” he added. “We gotta get some water thrown on him. He’ll start melting.”