Anthony Scaramucci says GOP should consider replacing Trump on the ticket in 2020

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said that the Republican party should consider a different nominee at the top of the 2020 ticket. During an appearance on CNN’s New Day Monday, Scaramucci said that “the president is not helping the country.”

Scaramucci further elaborated on comments he made over the weekend after he and President Trump exchanged barbs on Twitter.

In an interview with Axios on Sunday, Scarmucci compared President Donald Trump to a nuclear reactor and said “a couple more weeks like this and 'country over party' is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020."

Scaramucci doubled down on CNN, saying the president’s visits to El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio were a “catastrophe.”

While he said he tried to stay loyal to the president and his agenda because he believes in his policies, he told CNN’s John Berman that he can no longer support President Trump.

“The rhetoric is so charged and so divisive. We all just have to take a step back now and say, ‘What are we doing?’” he said. “He is giving people a license to hate to provide a source of anger for people to go after each other and he does it on his Twitter account.”

After Scaramucci’s interview with CNN’s New Day, he clarified on Twitter why he changed his stance toward President Trump.

Several commenters on Twitter commended Scaramucci and his refusal to continue to stand by the president.

Others said Scaramucci was too little, too late and that his move to back away from the president fell flat.

The president responded to his former communications director on Monday afternoon, saying that the only reason Scaramucci was “upset” was because he “didn’t want him back in the administration (where he desperately wanted to be.)”

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