Anthony Scaramucci To Assemble Team To Recruit Top Republican To Run Against Trump In 2020
Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, is assembling a team of President Donald Trump’s former cabinet members who are against the President, in an effort to find a Republican who will run against him in 2020.
He told CNN, “I’m in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. This is not a ‘Never Trump’ situation, this is not just screeching rhetoric. 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.”
Scaramucci did not reveal who was already on his team, but he said that by late fall he expects more legislators to join him.
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Scaramucci’s plan renewed Trump’s attacks on him, who called him “an unstable ‘nut job.’”
….got fired. Wrote a very nice book about me just recently. Now the book is a lie? Said his wife was driving him crazy, “something big” was happening with her. Getting divorced. He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019
Scaramucci had previously supported and defended the President, but has recently come out against him.
In the 2020 presidential race so far, there has only been one Republican to publicly declare against Trump, Gov. Bill Weld (R-Massachusetts).
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