NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Anthony Scaramucci brings his unique perspective as someone who worked closely under President Trump, despite the brief tenure, as White House communications director.
He has not shied away from sharing his views about Trump since leaving Washington after those 10 days in July 2017.
Scaramucci thinks Joe Biden will win the election “unless he does some sort of a unforced error or there’s a health scare.”
A last straw, Scaramucci contends, was Trump’s handling of the coronavirus response.
“Where he has failed the country is, he has a personality style where he’s trying to curve reality to his rhetoric,” Scarmucci says.
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He pointed to polling where 68% of the country doesn’t believe the commander-in-chief.
“I don’t know who the 38% who actually believes him. I’m just worried about them,” Scaramucci said.
“He’ll likely not win the popular vote no matter what,” he said. “The only chance to get reelected is to go through those 11 swing states and get massive Trump-based turnout.”
Scaramucci says you can’t count out the president, who methodically eliminated his 2016 Republican rivals and the vaunted Clinton machine. However in 2020, he feels it’s a different situation.
“People are fatigued by him. They don’t like the Twitter feed. The bullying is frankly anti-American. They don’t like that,” Scaramucci says. “I think it’s a turn off. If you’re being turned off and you’ve lost your job while you’re being turned off, I think that’s a really bad recipe for an incumbent president.”
Trump has been using Twitter to slam his predecessor in recent days with one word “Obamagate,” a charge that Scaramucci says is solidifying the base.
“This is the craziest thing that I’ve ever heard in my life,” Scaramucci says. “There’s no back up to these charges, and yet it is a form of birtherism.”