Scaramucci Compares Trump To ‘Chernobyl’ Disaster, Says GOP May Want To Replace Him In 2020
During an interview with Axios on Sunday, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci compare Donald Trump’s presidency with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and Republicans may need to find a candidate to replace Trump in 2020.
“We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where 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, who was ousted from his job after 11 days, told the new outlet.
“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,” he said.
Scaramucci, a prominent Republican donor, said that if Trump “doesn’t reform his behavior, it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020.”
“Right now, it’s an unspeakable thing,” he continued. “But if he keeps it up, it will no longer be unspeakable. The minute they start speaking of it, it will circulate and be socialized. We can’t afford a full nuclear contamination site post 2020.”
Scaramucci’s comments to Axios follow him last week calling Trump’s visit to El Paso, Texas, to meet with survivors of a mass shooting a “catastrophe.”
Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, a Republican, already announce a challenge to Trump for the nomination.
Another Republican, former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford (R) is also considering a possible candidacy.
While the Republican National Committee has already voted to express its “undivided support” for Trump as its 2020 nominee, it’s unclear how voters will react to a primary challenge to the president and what will be GOP strategy ahead of the party’s nominating convention.