Anthony Scaramucci thinks his 11 days on the job as the former White House communications director qualifies him to give advice to current Trump administration officials.
Scaramucci offered his gratuitous “advice” to Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Monday, suggesting that as a “good Catholic” he should resign and then “go to confession.”
(Video: Twitter/New Day)
“I feel bad for him,” Scaramucci told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day,” before going on to bash President Trump.
“At the end of the day, Mulvaney’s a good guy and he’s working for a terrible person. Let’s be honest, you can’t work for a guy like that. He’s a horrific manager, he’s like a porcupine; every time you go to touch the guy, you get cut up some way,” he said.
He went on to address Mulvaney’s much-talked about White House press conference last week in which he appeared to contradict Trump’s claim that there was no “quid pro quo” in his July phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
After telling reporters at the White House on Thursday that military aid to Ukraine was linked to demands for an investigation of alleged corruption in the 2016 presidential election election, Mulvaney walked back his words and accused the media of “misconstruing” his remarks.
The phone call sparked a whistleblower complaint against the president for requesting the assistance of Ukraine in investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and the business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden.
The whistleblower complaint triggered an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats that the president has continued to bash as a “witch hunt.”
Mulvaney was also criticized for his comments on the 2020 G7 Conference being at Trump’s Doral Resort in Florida — a decision that was reversed by the president over the weekend.
In light of the rough few days Mulvaney faced, Scaramucci tendered his unsolicited advice, likening the head of the Office of Management and Budget to “that teenager in a horror movie that was scratching help me on the fogged shower door. ”
“If I were giving Mick Mulvaney advice, I would resign and I would get myself a really good lawyer because you’re going to have to explain a lot of things. He’s obviously working at the direction of the president,” he said.
“Here’s what happens to the president,” Scaramucci continued.
“The mayor has discovered this, Mayor [Rudy] Giuliani, and everybody that spends a lot of time with the president. He will continue to move the goalposts on you to get you to a point where you’re disavowing your personal integrity and your personal life story,” he said, again giving Mulvaney what he obviously considered some sage advice.
“They are there now and I want to say to Mick Mulvaney, you’re a good Catholic — resign and go to confession, okay? And then let’s rebuild your career from here. You were trying to help the country by being this guy’s chief of staff, and it’s an impossible thing,” he added.
Scaramucci concluded with his tone-deaf prediction of what he expects will unfold over the next two months.
“Two months from now, there’ll be an impeachment inquiry. The House will likely have voted on it, within the next two months to impeach him. He’ll be the third person to be impeached,” he claimed.
“And then you’re already seeing a fissure or cracks in the surface of the Republican establishment which generally dislike the guy. I mean, they’ll say good things about him right now because his supposed approval ratings in the Republican Party are high. But I think those are superficial numbers,” Scaramucci added.
“But he’s either leaving before the end of the term or he’s not running for reelection,” he then told Berman. “The level of illegality, John, is so far and above anything that could be perceived as normal. This is still a country in my opinion, that’s a rule of law country.”
Viewers who could bear to watch the whole segment blasted Scaramucci on Twitter:
Why give him a platform?
— LucymaGoosie (@LucymaGoosie) October 21, 2019
Scaramucci is the new Michael Avenatti of the MSM.
— ?Warren? (@warrenga61) October 21, 2019
@Scaramucci giving his crooked two cents on a third rate network.
— Saturday Football Lover ? (@GA2Texas) October 21, 2019
? The Mooch giving advice?! ? Hard pass….
— Renegade Donnie (@DonnieRenagade) October 21, 2019
CNNs new Michael Avenatti ??????. How desperate to be CNN!
— Pat Holzer (@PatHolzer) October 21, 2019
11 day stint. Fast tracked to knighthood
— Jethro Bodine (@KrassKrush) October 21, 2019
What a tool
— Willy Delecto (@willydick24) October 21, 2019
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