Take it from the Mooch: Trump is in meltdown mode — and it’s too much for even a friend to take.
Onetime Trump-whisperer Anthony Scaramucci said Monday that he kept his lips sealed for years about the president’s erratic behavior but “his increasingly divisive rhetoric…outweighs any short-term economic gain.
Scaramucci was explaining his observation in a Sunday night interview that Trump is imploding in front of the country’s eyes and Republicans will have to think about replacing him on the top of the 2020 ticket.
“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,” Scaramucci told Axios.
Ramping up his war of words, the Mooch compared Trump’s damage to the GOP to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He suggested that even former cronies like himself, who once shamelessly curried favor with Trump.
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 added.
Scaramucci’s interview amounts to a fairly remarkable verbal shot across his ex-boss’s bow. Although he lasted just 11 days before being dumped as White House communications chief in 2017, the Mooch has remained on decent terms with Trump since then.
Most advisers try to stay on the good side of Trump because they know the famously fickle leader might bring them back into his inner circle at some point.