Regardless of whatever competent things he may have done in his other walks of life, most people will remember Anthony Scaramucci as the guy who was so astoundingly bad at being a political adviser, he only managed to last eleven days in a Trump White House where just about anything goes. But now Donald Trump has picked a fight with The Mooch, and has somehow managed to lose.
Anthony Scaramucci appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher, which Donald Trump says he was “accidentally” watching. We’re not sure how far gone Trump must be if he’s now reduced to watching an entire TV show he hates by accident, but the point is that during the show, Scaramucci actually called Trump out for his role in white supremacist domestic terrorism. Suffice it to say that Trump didn’t take it well.
Late last night, Trump tweeted this: “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 other than the fact that this Administration has probably done more than any other Administration in its first 2 1/2 years of existence. Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it’s not for being the Mooch!”
Wait a minute here. Trump just bragged that he hired a guy to be his White House Communications Director who was “totally incapable of handling” the job. In other words, Trump just burned himself pretty badly, since he’s the one who picked Scaramucci.
But it was Anthony Scaramucci who ended up winning the feud. He tweeted this: “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.” He then added a well-traveled cartoon of an assembly line of new advisers being greeted by Trump, only to then be stabbed in the back by Trump.
It’s not that we care all that much about what Donald Trump and Anthony Scaramucci have to say about each other at this point. But it does matter that Trump is so far gone, he picked a fight with a guy he claims is his least competent former employee, and he managed to lose to the guy. Trump is more of an empty suit than ever – and thus more beatable in 2020 than ever, if we do it right.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report