President Trump has been on the receiving end of plenty of bizarre and outlandish disses in recent months, but none seem quite as out-of-touch as the latest from Anthony Scaramucci.
The former White House staffer lasted less than two weeks in the West Wing, being booted by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly nearly immediately upon his arrival. “The Mooch”, as he is known colloquially, would go one to become of the more sought after nightly new contributors of 2019 – due in no small part to his anti-Trump leanings.
Now, as the nation gears up for yet another exhausting election cycle, Scaramucci is claiming, with some degree of certainty in his tone, that President Trump will not be the GOP nominee for President in 2020.
From a recent CNN appearance:
Scaramucci said, “President Trump will not be the nominee come November. He’ll be either out of office or make a declaration that he’s not running for re-election. Now you’re going to have an open system in terms of who’s going to be that nominee.”
There was more…
“As more of that information comes out, there’ll be a Goldwater, Howard Baker moment where they’re going to go to him saying, look. you got to leave,” he continued. “Or maybe they can negotiate something with Speaker Pelosi where he can stay until the end of his term. He’s either leaving before the end of the term or not running for re-election. Okay? The level of illegality is so far and beyond what could be normal. This is still a country that’s a rule of law country.”
President Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the current impeachment scandal being spearheaded by the Democrats, and does not appear in any way to be considering dropping out of the race.