In a pair of tweets published on Monday morning, Trump took aim at Scaramucci, blasting him as a “highly unstable ‘nut job'” and said that he “barely knew him” until his “11 days of gross incompetence.”
The president continued on to blast The Mooch as “a mental wreck” and that the Trump administration “didn’t want him around.”
“Anthony Scaramucci is a highly unstable ‘nut job’ who was with other candidates in the primary who got shellacked, [and] then unfortunately wheedled his way into my campaign. I barely knew him until his 11 days of gross incompetence — made a fool of himself, bad on TV. Abused staff, got fired.
Wrote a very nice book about me just recently. Now the book is a lie? Said his wife was driving him crazy, ‘something big’ was happening with her. Getting divorced. He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!”
….got fired. Wrote a very nice book about me just recently. Now the book is a lie? Said his wife was driving him crazy, “something big” was happening with her. Getting divorced. He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019
Scaramucci, “The Mooch,” served as the White House’s communications head for 10 days before being canned by the president for a variety of reasons, such as referring to former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as a “paranoid schizophrenic” while talking with a reporter.
The Mooch told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday that he was “in the process” of compiling a “team” of former Trump Cabinet members to speak out against the president, but would not say who they were.
“I’m in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. This is not a ‘Never Trump’ situation, this is not just screeching rhetoric. This is, ‘OK, the guy’s unstable, everyone inside knows it, everyone outside knows it, let’s see if we can find a viable alternative. Moreover, I’ve got to get some of these former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley unleashed on The Mooch during a Sunday interview with Fox News’ “MediaBuzz,” blasting the financier as trying to “profiteer off the mocking” of the president.
“They’re considered persona non grata if they’re in Donald Trump’s orbit and support this president, but the moment they say something bad about this president, they all of a sudden become the toast of the town,” the deputy press secretary said.
“I’ve seen it time and time again — it’s instantaneous,” Gidley continued. “When you have a chance to make money and profiteer off of the mocking and pushing against the president, people do it all the time, and this instance is no different.”