Trump blasts Scaramucci and tweets video of his former aide praising him

Key Points
  • In a Monday night Twitter post, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that "nobody ever heard of" Anthony Scaramucci "until he met me."
  • Trump and his former White House communications director have publicly fallen out.
President Donald Trump on August 9, 2019.
Leah Millis | Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump once again lashed out at Anthony Scaramucci, claiming that "nobody ever heard of" the former White House communications director "until he met me."

"Nobody ever heard of this dope until he met me. He only lasted 11 days!" Trump wrote in a nighttime Twitter post.

Trump and Scaramucci — who was fired in 2017 after serving less than two weeks as communications director — have publicly fallen out recently.

In various news media interviews, Scaramucci suggested the Republican Party should push Trump off the 2020 presidential ticket. The president, in return, took to Twitter to discredit Scaramucci — who is founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital and a GOP donor.

"The tenor of the President's abusive tweets further reinforces my position that he is unfit for office," Scaramucci told CNBC in an email on Tuesday.

In an opinion piece in The Washington Post a day earlier, Scaramucci wrote that he was wrong to support Trump before.

"I can no longer in good conscience support the president's reelection," he added.