Anthony Scaramucci: Trump Would Politically Have ‘A Nightmare on His Hands’ If He Fired Sessions


Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on CNN this afternoon President Donald Trump should be more careful in not lashing out about people in his orbit he’s frustrated by.

Anchor Ana Cabrera noted how bad a week people are saying Trump had, and Scaramucci agreed “it was a very bad week.”

He said it’s been “an emotionally tolling week for the president, because these are very close friends” who are either flipping on him or being given immunity.

Scaramucci made it clear he doesn’t see any Trump illegality in any of the news this week, saying that the comments Trump made to Fox & Friends––especially on the issue of flipping––were made in “frustration.”

Cabrera asked about the loyalty issue with Trump and the people turning on him. Scaramucci said, “I think what happens if you get on the wrong side of the president he’ll light you up on Twitter, light you up to his friends. And he may want to rethink that because I don’t know if that’s helping him.”

Another element of Trump’s bad week is his public feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Scaramucci said he understands the President’s frustrations even if he’s not sure it’s a good idea to be so public about it.

Cabrera asked if he would be helping Trump fire Sessions if he was still in the White House.

“No,” Scaramucci said, “because he would have a nightmare on his hands in politics… If Jeff Sessions was the general counsel for the Trump Organization it’s a totally different set of personnel decisions than if Jeff Sessions is his cabinet member, attorney general, has a ton of friends in the Senate.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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