Scaramucci Disinvited From GOP Event After ‘Furious’ Trump Throws Tantrum Over Criticism Of His ‘Racist’ Tweets
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was disinvited from a GOP annual fundraising event after he lambasted President Donald Trump’s “racist” tweets, leaving the president “furious”, according to Politico.
“He suggested the president’s comments were racist and that he was becoming a racist. The president was infuriated,” said Michael A. Barnett, the Republican Party chairman in Palm Beach County, home to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaway.
“We believe the tweets were not racist, the president is not racist and that Scaramucci’s comments were unfair,” Barnett said.
“I am sorry that I was canceled,” Scaramucci told Politico. “Mike Barnett must like and condone racist comments. Someone with more courage and less political expediency would call it for what it is and ask it to stop.”
Scaramucci has repeated his criticisms on Twitter and in cable news interviews, including a CNN appearance Thursday morning in which he theorized Trump’s attacks on the four congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan— could propel the president to a second term.
The TV appearances and direct criticisms, according to a longtime Trump adviser, have left the president “furious” with Scaramucci, prompting the GOP to disinvite the former White House official.
Now that Scaramucci has been disinvited from the Aug. 15 Palm Beach County GOP fundraiser, two longtime Trump allies remain: Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and political operative Roger Stone, who was ordered by a judge Tuesday to stop using social media and to stop discussing a criminal case against him.
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