Scaramucci Pens WaPo Op-Ed on Why He Turned on Trump: Republicans Should ‘Summon the Nerve to Speak Out’


Anthony Scaramucci has been all over the place in the past week-plus having essentially turned on President Donald Trump. The Mooch, of course, used to effusively praise the president and there’s been a great deal of skepticism from both Trump supporters and Trump critics on why he would now go from effusive praise to sounding the alarms about the president’s fitness.

Scaramucci penned an op-ed for The Washington Post out tonight saying he now believes “the negatives of Trump’s demagoguery now clearly outweigh the positives of his leadership, and it is imperative that Americans unite to prevent him from serving another four years in office.”

He says he thought by working in the Trump administration he “could counteract the far-right voices in the room.”

Scaramucci calls again on Republicans to speak out like he is:

I challenge my fellow Republicans to summon the nerve to speak out on the record against Trump. Defy the culture of fear he has created, and go public with the concerns you readily express in private. Hold on to your patriotism, and help save the country from his depredations. And to members of the so-called resistance, please leave room on the off-ramp for those willing to admit their mistakes.

This morning Trump blasted Scaramucci again on Twitter and trashed his “gross incompetence” in the White House:

The RNC has been blasting Scaramucci today too, including with a video of his past praise of Trump. Scaramucci responded by asking if the GOP’s become a “cult of personality.”

You can read the full op-ed here.

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