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The Margin: Trump says Anthony Scaramucci ‘just made a fool of himself’ on Fox News — you be the judge

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Anthony Scaramucci, former director of communications for the White House and founder of SkyBridge Capital II LLC.


Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump happened upon Fox News on Sunday evening and came across his former White House communications director trashing him on Steve Hilton’s show.

“The president has actually failed on his mission,” Scaramucci said. “No.1: The economy is upside down… No. 2: He has politicized the pandemic. And the last thing… we are shrinking the tent. In order to expand the tent we have to reframe and re-engineer the Republican Party.”

The contentious interview went on for almost 10 minutes, with the two arguing over the president’s Twitter feed, his tax plan, racism and the worthiness of Joe Biden as a candidate.

“The president of the United States is a bully,” Scaramucci said, forecasting a Biden win in November. “The president of the United States is a divider, and he lies about the science.”

Watch the full video:

So what did Trump think of what Scaramucci, who worked at the White House for a mere 11 days, had to say about him? Well, he thoughtfully absorbed the criticism, acknowledged that he could do better, and offered up reasonable counterpoints.

Just kidding. He fired off this tweet:

And with that, “Scaramucci” quickly became a top trending topic on Twitter
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, as the expected partisan bickering dominating the social-media discussion:

Then there was Scaramucci’s response:

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