As Nation Grieves Mass Shootings, Scaramucci Goads Trump Into Public Spat

Weeks after Anthony Scaramucci called President Trump a racist for criticizing "the Squad," the former White House communications director went on MSNBC Thursday night to criticize Trump's trip to El Paso to visit shooting victims.

"So, look, the president didn’t do well on the trip," Scaramucci told a panel on Chris Matthews' "Hardball, adding "He probably would be mad at somebody for saying that ... Maybe he’ll tweet something negative about somebody for saying he didn’t do well." 

"But the facts are he did not do well on the trip because if the trip is being made about him and not the demonstration of compassion and love and caring and empathy for those people," Scaramucci added. "Then it becomes a catastrophe for him, the administration, and it’s also a bad reflection on the country."

Trump came under fire from the left last week after a video emerged of him talking with pro-Trump hospital staff about his popularity in El Paso, and making his signature 'thumbs up' gesture while taking a picture with the family of a shooting victim.

Continuing on, Scaramucci then said that White House employees are "a bunch of cowards" for being too afraid to confront Trump with grievances - instead leaking them to the press.  

Three days later, Trump hit back - tweeting on Saturday: "Anthony Scaramucci, who was quickly terminated (11 days) from a position that he was totally incapable of handling, now seems to do nothing but television as the all time expert on 'President Trump,'" 

"Like many other so-called television experts, he knows very little about me."

To which Scaramucci replied on Sunday "For the last 3 years I have fully supported this President. Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn’t pass the 100% litmus test. Eventually he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country."


“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the president. I’m here to serve the country.” -Anthony Scaramucci