Scaramucci says he's putting together coalition to stop Trump in 2020

Cheryl Sanders
August 21, 2019

Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters' questions during the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. He has taken aim at his former boss, President Donald Trump, in a Washington Post op-ed.

"I'm in the process of doing it", Scaramucci told Axelrod in the interview.

Trump, in an apparent response to Scaramucci's "New Day" interview, labeled his former aide a "nut job" on Twitter and said he "barely knew him", even though he hired him as communications director and Scaramucci frequently defended him on television.

When asked about his decision to accept the job in Trump's administration, Scaramucci said, "I made a mistake ... but I think it is important to call out what's going on for what it exactly is".

Scaramucci, who recently withdrew his support for President Donald Trump, said he is assembling a coalition of ex-Cabinet officials who worked for Trump to run against him before the 2020 election.

In recent weeks Scaramucci has been involved in an exchange of attacks with Trump, with the president calling Scaramucci a "mental wreck" on Twitter Monday.

"This is, 'OK, the guy's unstable, everyone inside knows it, everyone outside knows it, let's see if we can find a viable alternative, '" said Scaramucci. "Defy the culture of fear he has created, and go public with the concerns you readily express in private", said Scaramucci.

Scaramucci, who goes by the nickname "Mooch", is "back in the president's crosshairs after voicing his opposition to him", wrote podcast host David Axelrod, adding that in the episode-headlined "Mooch Ado About Something"-the former communications director "fills us in on his plan to 'beat the bully'". We didn't want him around. This is not a "Never Trump" situation, this is not just screeching rhetoric. "Moreover, I have to get some former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it".

Allies have started spreading dirt on Scaramucci in right-wing outlets, and the word has gone out to people in Trump's orbit to "go after him", as one of the sources put it, by launching personal attacks on the New York-based investor, seeking to discredit what he's saying about the president and accusing him of being a phony. "They know it's a crisis". "He'll likely drop out by March of 2020".

While he did not name names, he said he believes more who feel the president is unstable will speak publicly in the near future.

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