Anthony Scaramucci, the onetime White House communications director who lasted just 11 days in the office before getting the boot for wildly inappropriate comments to a reporter, has unleashed his newly discovered anti-Trump sentiment with new comments that describe the president as being like “Chernobyl.”
His comments immediately drew criticism from leftists, not because of their content but because of their timing.
He’s fighting back, against socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., among others.
And those with a more conservative bent are watching the fracas.
“We’ve got no dog in this fight. Let them eat each other,” said, Twitter aggregator Twitchy.
The latest division for those critical of President Trump came from Scaramucci’s comments that the president is in “nuclear meltdown mode.”
The New York Daily news said Scaramucci, who had been relatively quiet about the president following his very brief, and very controversial, stay with the White House staff back in 2017, finally was unleashing.
He said Trump is in “meltdown” and “his increasingly divisive rhetoric … outweighs any short-term economic gain.”
He said, in a weekend interview, “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020.”
The report said he told Axios Trump’s damage to the GOP is like the “Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
“The reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” Scaramucci said.
CNN reported on social media that Scaramucci said he now is “neutral” on the president, which triggered Ocasio-Cortez to lash that that if he was “neutral,” “you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
His response to the congresswoman was terse: “Shut up.”
“This is one of those times when we like to root for injuries on both sides. Scaramucci has only managed to make himself even more annoying by pretending that he’s suddenly seeing the light on Trump, when he knew full well what kind of guy Trump was back when he was unequivocally supporting him. And AOC attempting to stake out a moral high ground when it comes to fighting ‘injustice’ is just too rich, given her own history of refusing to speak up about actual injustice (Venezuela, anyone?),” the social media aggregator Twitchy said.
Fox reported that Scaramucci believes the GOP may want to make a change “at the top of the ticket,” when there are circumstances that “someone is acting like this.”
“I think what will end up happening is sound and reasonably minded men and women in the Republican Party will say, ‘Wait a minute, we can’t do this.’ He is giving people a license to hate, to provide a source of anger to go after each other, and he does it on his Twitter account,” he accused.
Scaramucci went into the White House creating controversy, lasted less than two weeks, and left in the same manner.
Trump responded by calling him unqualified.
The BBC said at the time of Scaramucci’s tenure in the White House that he triggered a “shake-up” in the White House because both chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer left over his arrival.
He had called Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic” in a conversation with a reporter.
“In the same phone call, he also directed profanity-laced insults at Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Mr Scaramucci later tweeted his regret at the ‘colourful language,’ but the damage had already been done,” BBC said.
“Mr Scaramucci, 53, spent much of his 10 days in the job railing against government ‘leakers.’ Perhaps ironically, the New York Times, one of the first U.S. media outlets to report his dismissal, relied on three unnamed sources ‘close to the decision’ to break the story,” the report said.
Even when he was in the White House for that short time, he was forced to address his own historic comments about Trump as a “hack politician.”
Twitchy speculated that Scaramucci “seems to be going the Michel Cohen rout and realizing that it’s easier to get media gigs when you start renouncing Donald Trump after having defended him with every fiber of your being, no matter what awful things he said or did.”