'Trump isn't racist. He's worse:' Anthony Scaramucci rips into Trump as their feud escalates

  • Former White House Communications Director who worked for the Trump administration for less than two weeks in 2017, escalated his feud with President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "jackass," "narcissistic," and "crazy" in a newly published interview.
  • The relationship between Scaramucci and Trump began to sour last week when after Scaramucci told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" that Trump "didn't do well" on his trips to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of two mass shootings this month which left more than 30 people dead.
  • Trump hit back in a series of tweets, calling Scaramucci "totally incapable" and saying he "would do anything to come back in" to the Trump administration after his short-lived tenure. The jabs between the two continued to escalate through the week.
  • Scaramucci unloaded at his former boss in a recent Vanity Fair interview published early on Friday, claiming that Trump was "losing it, mentally" and that he was likely to drop out of the 2020 race by March once it became clear that it was "impossible for him to win."
  • Scaramucci also said that Trump had the "self-esteem of a small pigeon," and said he became disillusioned by Trump due to his "full-blown racism."
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Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who served in the Trump administration for less than two weeks in 2017, escalated his feud with President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "jackass," "narcissistic," and "crazy" in a newly published interview.

Scaramucci unloaded at his former boss in a recent Vanity Fair interview published early on Friday, claiming that Trump was "losing it, mentally" and that he was likely to drop out of the 2020 race by March once it became clear that it was "impossible for him to win."

"It's gonna become very clear that it's impossible for him to win," Scaramucci said. "And is this the kind of guy that's gonna want to be that humiliated and lose as a sitting president? He's got the self-worth in terms of his self-esteem of a small pigeon. It's a very small pigeon. "

Scaramucci predicted that Trump would not poll well with voters, and said the president would not be able to "handle the humiliation."

"He is smart enough to know that that entire Congress hates his guts," he added.

Though Scaramucci had previously maintained loyalty to the Trump administration, he said he became disillusioned with Trump due to his "full-blown racism."

"He's actually worse than a racist," he said. "He is so narcissistic, he doesn't see people as people. He sees them as objects in his field of vision. And so therefore, that's why he has no empathy."

He cited Trump's recent visit to El Paso, Texas, following a mass shooting there which left 22 people dead, in which Trump gave a thumbs up and posed with an orphaned baby during a photo op, as well as his awkward Oval Office meeting with Yazidi activist and Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad, as the moments when the scales began to tip.

He also took a stab at Trump's mental state, calling him "petulant" and "impetuous."

"I think the guy is losing it, mentally," he said. "He has declining mental faculties."

Scaramucci retweeted the report on Twitter, saying that Trump's narcissism is the reason "why he doesn't have any real friends."

The relationship between Scaramucci and Trump began to sour last week when after Scaramucci told MSNBC's Chris Matthews on "Hardball" that Trump "didn't do well" on his trips to El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of two mass shootings this month which left a total of 31 people dead.

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White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci accompanies U.S. President Donald Trump for an event about his proposed U.S. government effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, with a gathering of federal, state and local law enforcement officials in Brentwood, New York, U.S. July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci speaks during an on air interview at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci takes questions at the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci, aide to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Trump said his administration would produce a full report on hacking within the first 90 days of his presidency and accused 'my political opponents and a failed spy' of making 'phony allegations' against him. Photographer: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool via Bloomberg
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci talks to the media outside the White House in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital Founder and aide to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 17 - 20. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital LLC, speaks during the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The SALT Conference facilitates balanced discussions and debates on macro-economic trends, geo-political events and alternative investment opportunities for the year ahead. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital, speaks at the Volatility as the New Normal event in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 21, 2015. More than 1,500 business leaders and 40 heads of state or government will attend the Jan. 21-24 meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to network and discuss big themes, from the price of oil to the future of the Internet. This year they are meeting in the midst of upheaval, with security forces on heightened alert after attacks in Paris, the European Central Bank considering a radical government bond-buying programme and the safe-haven Swiss franc rocketing. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Anthony Scaramucci attends SkyBridge Capital Holiday Celebration at Hunt & Fish Club on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital II LLC, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Scaramucci, economic adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, discussed the accuracy of polls in the U.S. presidential election and Trump's economic policy and support of free trade. Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of SkyBridge Capital LLC, speaks during a gala event at the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) Asia conference in Singapore, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. SkyBridge Capital LLC, the $6.7 billion fund of hedge funds that organizes the biggest industry event in the U.S., plans to increase investments in Asia as it kicks off its first conference in the region. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Trump responded to Scaramucci's comments on Saturday in a series of scathing tweets, calling him "totally incapable" and saying he "would do anything to come back in" to the Trump administration after his short-lived tenure.

Jabs continued through the week, with Scaramucci calling Trump's recent attacks on Democratic congresswomen of color "unacceptable." He furthered his criticism of the president on Sunday during an interview with Axios, where he compared Trump to a melting nuclear reactor and said Republicans may need to throw their support behind another candidate in 2020.

Trump then fired off another tweet at Scaramucci, claiming that the former White House official was lashing out because he was sour he wasn't offered another job in the Trump administration after he was let go.

Scaramucci responded on Tuesday by calling Trump "a very weak troll," and said that "many" people had reached out to him about replacing Trump as the 2020 Republican nominee.

 

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