Asked by Berman on “New Day” if he was “no longer an active supporter of President Trump and his reelection bid,” the former Trump loyalist replied, “I think that’s pretty obvious from over the weekend.”
“The guy’s actually dissembling a little bit, and he’s sounding more and more nonsensical. And, you know, we’re sort anesthetized to it,” he added, referring to the President’s rhetoric and behavior.
Asked Monday if he was calling for changing the Republican ticket, Scaramucci replied, “Well, I’m calling for it to be considered, yes.”
“I think you have to consider a change at the top of the ticket when someone is acting like this,” said Scaramucci, who didn’t name a potential replacement candidate, instead saying, “Let’s watch how this unfolds.”
The former aide said that although he believes Trump’s policies are “very, very good for the American people,” the President’s “rhetoric is so charged and so divisive that we have to all just take a step back now and say, ‘what are we doing, actually?'”
“He goes after individuals as the President of the United States on his Twitter account, OK, which incites hate, which incites death threats,” he said, adding later, “The racially charged comments, the divisive tweeting, the nonsense coming from the President is not helping the country.”
Responding to Scaramucci’s comments to CNN, the White House on Monday said he had no credibility.
“He worked at the White House for less than two weeks and is certainly no expert on this President,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. “This is all self-serving on his part and the media plays right into it. It’s embarrassing to watch.”
‘Eventually he turns on everyone’
The President’s tweets came several says after Scaramucci said last week on MSNBC that Trump’s recent visits to El Paso and Dayton were a “catastrophe.” On Monday, he told Berman of Trump’s trips, “the only thing (Trump) was doing in those areas was talking about himself and praising himself and crowd sizes. And so it just — one day after the next it gets worse and worse and worse.”
CNN’s Jim Acosta contributed to this report.