‘Bad On TV!’: Trump Kicks Off Week With Raging Meltdown Over ‘Nut Job’ Anthony Scaramucci
President Donald Trump started Monday by lashing out yet again at his former White House aide Anthony Scaramucci, calling him a “nut job” who is “bad on TV” while claiming on Twitter that he “barely knew” him.
in his tweet, Trump sought to distance himself from Scaramucci, who served as his White House communications director and was long a surrogate on television.
Scaramucci has recently criticized Trump, calling him a racist and “completely unstable.” The attacks are hitting a nerve with the thin-skinned president, who is now fuming on Twitter.
“Anthony Scaramucci is a highly unstable ‘nut job’ who was with other candidates in the primary who got shellaced, 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?,” Trump tweeted Monday.
“Said his wife was driving him crazy, ‘something big’ was happening with her,’ Trump continued with his tweet. “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
Last week, Scaramucci called on Republicans to replace Trump in 2020.
“He’s gone off the rails,” Scaramucci said of Trump in an interview with Fox News. “He’s acting in a way that’s completely unstable.”
He also said that the left should create an “off ramp” for those who agree with his criticism of Trump, which he said includes many people in the White House and on Capitol Hill.
“When you’re trying to deprogram people from a cult, one of the first things you have to do is allow them to change their mind, and you have to allow them to have the space to change their mind,” Scaramucci said.