Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired by President Donald Trump after just 10 days on the job in 2017, delivered a warning to Republicans on Fox News on Sunday night. And Trump was not happy about it, kicking off a Twitter feud between the two ex-allies.
The fireworks began when Scaramucci appeared on Steve Hilton’s show “The Next Revolution” to rip into Trump’s presidency for an “upside-down” economy and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.
Then, he warned that the Republican Party under Trump was shrinking its own base ― and that would have repercussions for years to come.
“The current demographic base of the Republican Party under President Trump’s control will become a minority party for a generation if we don’t broaden that tent and start including people that don’t look like you and me,” Scaramucci said.
See the full interview here.
Trump, who watches Hilton’s show and has been influenced by it, fired off an angry tweet:
.@Scaramucci, who just made a fool of himself as he got taken apart by @SteveHiltonx, only lasted 11 days in his favorite of all time Administration, before being fired for, again, making a fool of himself. Anthony is a loser who begged to come back. I said “No Thanks”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
Scaramucci, who initially remained loyal to Trump after being fired but has since turned on the president and vowed to work against his reelection, shot back:
The Loser is you: 162,000 dead, 40 million American jobs lost on your watch. We are tired of all of the losing. We wanted you to succeed but you are an abject failure. Thankfully it will be over on 11/3. America will heal and rebuild. https://t.co/zRvJQzJo6k— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 10, 2020
Although Trump now calls his former communications director a “fool” and a “loser,” he once promised...