In his first interview since his dismissal from the White House, former communications director Anthony Scaramucci told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he believes people within the Trump administration are plotting to remove President Trump from office.
“The president is not a representative of the political establishment class, and so for whatever reason, people have made a decision that they want to eject him,” Scaramucci said. “It’s almost like he’s opened up the door now for America’s CEOs and America’s billionaires to enter the Washington political system. The members of that political class do not like that.”
Scaramucci held the position of White House communications director for less than two weeks before getting fired after an unfortunate interview with the New Yorker.
After taking the job, Scaramucci had vowed to fire all White House leakers. Stephanopoulos asked him if Trump was fighting “an enemy within the White House.”
“I think that there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the president’s interests or his agenda,” Scaramucci said. “I absolutely believe that, yes.”
The New York Times recently reported a movement to remove President Trump from the 2020 ticket is underway.
New York Times reports:
President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t involved.
The would-be candidates are cultivating some of the party’s most prominent donors, courting conservative interest groups and carefully enhancing their profiles. Mr. Trump has given no indication that he will decline to seek a second term.
But the sheer disarray surrounding this presidency— the intensifying investigation by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and the plain uncertainty about what Mr. Trump will do in the next week, let alone in the next election—have prompted Republican officeholders to take political steps that are unheard-of so soon into a new administration.
Asked about those Republicans who seem to be eyeing 2020, a White House spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters, fired a warning shot: “The president is as strong as he’s ever been in Iowa, and every potentially ambitious Republican knows that.”
But in interviews with more than 75 Republicans at every level of the party, elected officials, donors and strategists expressed widespread uncertainty about whether Mr. Trump would be on the ballot in 2020 and little doubt that others in the party are engaged in barely veiled contingency planning.
“They see weakness in this president,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona. “Look, it’s not a nice business we’re in.”
Weekly Standard’s Never Trumper Bill Kritsol is also plotting against President Trump, according to the New York Times, which reports that the editor said he had begun informal conversations about creating a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”
“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol said.
Illinois petroleum executive and a leading Republican donor Jay Bergman explained, “If the Republicans have lost a lot of seats in the Congress and they blame Trump for it, then there are going to be people who emerge who are political opportunists.”
President Trump’s war against the pervasive Deep State is gaining momentum as talk of Special Counsel Robert Mueller being fired is discussed inside the White House and Press more and more.
During a panel session at the Aspen Security Forum, Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan suggested that an executive branch decision to fire Mueller should result in the removal of the Commander-in-Chief — like in a coup.
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