UPDATED 10:31 AM PT — Monday, August 12, 2019
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is officially off the Trump train after going head-to-head against the president over the weekend.
In an interview Monday, Scaramucci said after last week’s handling of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings he believes the Republican Party may soon need to find a replacement candidate to lead the 2020 ticket.
This comes after the man nicknamed “the Mooch” recently engaged in a Twitter war with President Trump over his rhetoric towards immigrants. He claimed the president’s words incite violence against minorities.
“One thing I find reprehensible, and the president continues to do this, and I think what will end up happening is sound and reasonably minded men and woman in the Republican Party will say ‘wait a minute, we can’t do this’…he is giving people a licensed to hate, to provide a source of anger to go after each other and he does it on his twitter account,” he stated.
On Twitter Saturday, the president claimed Scaramucci knows very little about him, and said he was incapable of handling his job during his 11 day stint as the White House communications director.
…..other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence. Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it’s not for being the Mooch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2019