AM Joy host Joy Ann Reid, sporting a fabulous new hairstyle, welcomed Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci to her show on Saturday morning to discuss his recent estrangement and growing campaign against Donald Trump. For over a week, Scaramucci has been one of the main sources of Donald Trump's Twitter anger, which has done little to squelch Scaramucci's speaking out against Trump. This is clearly getting to Trump.
With a looming recession, more ex-staffers speaking out publicly, and hourly meltdowns, this has been quite a bad month for the Donald.
This interview is pretty wide-ranging, with Scaramucci calling out Trump for being an international emergency, a "descent into madness" and the increasing chance that Trump should not be the 2020 nominee. They also covered the WaPo op-ed that Scaramucci wrote early last week where he admitted quite bluntly that he regretted supporting Trump.
He then dove into what he observed over the last few weeks, when we saw Donald Trump descend into madness:
He is not wrong. Many have stated that if their parent were acting this way, they would immediately take them in for a neuropsych evaluation. If a CEO was acting this way, the Board of Directors would make them undergo a full evaluation and have them step down from leading the company, as we saw with Overstock's CEO Patrick Byrne. But the President? Unless his cabinet votes to use the 25th Amendment, the country (and the world) are pretty much stuck watching the slow motion train wreck happening in front of us, with nothing to stop it.
Joy asked Scaramucci why he thinks no one in the White House is doing anything to rein the madman in, asking:
Scaramucci was blunt that there are people who could do something, but are either too afraid or that hate him so much that they are willing to let him implode on live tv:
The bigger issue is what to do about 2020. Scaramucci is hopeful that the GOP will decide to ditch the madman and find someone less...unpredictable. Here are his thoughts:
And about Trump's ongoing obsession with attacking Scaramucci publicly? He is fine being the martyr to help deflect the blows from others:
Let's see if Donald Trump fires off a few nasty tweets while at the G7 this weekend. He definitely has the time since he will not really be participating in any meetings and will just be accusing our allies of owing us money for things that he imagined in his head and maybe trying to buy other countries. Who knows.