Anthony Scaramucci never said he would take a bullet for Trump, but somehow the Mooch has reached the same fork in the road as Michael Cohen did, and made the same decision. He and Trump are kaput. The fracas started, as you may recall, when Scaramucci appeared on Bill Maher’s show Friday. At that time he said that, “I do try to defend him, but there are certain things he’s done that are absolutely indefensible. What I’m astonished by is the lack of courage of Republican elected leaders not to pick up the phone and call him out.” Scaramucci also went on to say that he wished Trump would stop saying that a tariff is something that the Chinese will pay, when it’s a tax that “lower middle income people and small businesses pay.” Well, Donald Trump wasn’t going to sit still for that blasphemy, evidently, because he went off his nut and started tweeting at Scaramucci Saturday. This tantrum was particularly deranged and lie filled, so it’s worth sharing.
…..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
Fact: Scaramucci was on MSNBC years before Trump got the GOP nomination and Trump undoubtedly knows that.
….cause big disruption by going to Manhattan. Working almost all of the time, including evenings. Don’t have to be in W.H. to do that…And sooo many other false statements. He is right about one thing, though. I will win again in 2020. Otherwise, he pays 95% in taxes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2019
Fact: There were zero “great meetings with numerous patients in El Paso.” Trump literally stooped to having that orphaned two month old baby, whose parents died shielding him from bullets, brought in for a photo op. While it’s been said time and again that Trump has hit a new low, even for him, it’s going to take a while to bottom this. Trump is beyond pathetic.
In any event, the gauntlet was thrown down on Saturday, and so on Sunday, Scaramucci got on the phone with Axios:
Driving the news: In a phone interview on Sunday afternoon, Scaramucci compared Trump to a melting nuclear reactor and said he may support a Republican challenger to Trump.