President Trump knocked former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci after he slammed the commander-in-chief in a Fox News appearance.
“@Scaramucci, who just made a fool of himself as he got taken apart by @SteveHiltonx, only lasted 11 days in his favorite of all time Administration, before being fired for, again, making a fool of himself,” Trump wrote on Twitter late Sunday, after Scaramucci’s appearance on “The Next Revolution.”
“Anthony is a loser who begged to come back. I said ‘No Thanks,’” he added.
Speaking to host Steve Hilton in a 10-minute interview that covered a range of topics, Scaramucci slammed his former boss while explaining why he planned to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The president has actually failed on his mission. No. 1, the economy is upside down. You had 13 percent unemployment for the African American community. No. 2, he’s politicized the science around the pandemic.
“And the last thing [and] the most important thing for me, about the Republican Party … we are shrinking, and so in order to expand the tent, we have to reframe and reengineer the Republican Party,” Scaramucci told Hilton.
Hilton pressed Scaramucci, also known as “The Mooch,” about regulation, something both Scaramucci and Trump have been vocal opponents of while Biden has been in favor.
“Let’s start with regulation, an important issue for every small business out there for jobs and growth. In 2016, Anthony, you said that regulation is crushing growth. Now you want it much higher than it was then, why?” he asked.
Scaramucci replied that he did not want increased regulation before Hilton argued that in supporting Biden, he was changing his stance.
“But it is, because you’re backing Joe Biden, who wants that too. You’re backing those policies. If you don’t want it, why are you backing the candidate who supports that?” he asked.
“[Trump] is a divider. He divides people. He incenses people. He is creating hate in our democracy,” Scaramucci eventually said after a bit of back-and-forth between the two. He went on to accuse the president of “blowing a racist dog whistle.”
“You go on about racism [but] you’re now supporting a candidate who keeps saying racist things,” Hilton replied, adding that Biden had “literally just said the other day he thinks black people are all the same.”
“The president of the United States is a bully,” Scaramucci told Hilton at one point. “The president of the United States is a divider, and he lies about the science.”
Scaramucci, who was famously fired after his rocky 11-day stint as White House communications director in 2018, is part of a group that launched a super PAC focused on identifying GOP-leaning voters and convincing them to support Biden.
The “Right Side PAC” was launched in June and also includes members of the George W. Bush administration.
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