Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciYarmuth slams Massie for gun-filled family Christmas photo Anti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover 'Only the Rich Can Play' documents how Republican program to help the poor didn't MORE said on Monday that he’s assembling a team of former Cabinet members to speak out against President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE in an effort to find a Republican challenger to the president in 2020.
“I'm in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. This is not a ‘Never Trump’ situation, this is not just screeching rhetoric. This is, 'OK, the guy's unstable, everyone inside knows it, everyone outside knows it, let’s see if we can find a viable alternative,'” Scaramucci said Monday on CNN’s “New Day.”
“Moreover, I’ve got to get some of these former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it.”
Scaramucci would not reveal names of former officials that he said feel that Trump is unstable. But he said he expects more to come out publicly in upcoming months.
“I predict in middle or late fall there will be a trove of people that will come together in unity to say this is what’s going on. This is how the person’s acting. This is why there’s nobody inside the White House he’s taking any advice from,” Scaramucci said.
He also did not disclose names of possible candidates he’s looking to back along with the team he’s looking to assemble.
“I don’t think it’s fair to those people,” he said.
Around the same time Scaramucci spoke on CNN, Trump renewed an attack on his former staffer. He tweeted that Scaramucci is a “nut job” that he “barely knew.”
“He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!" Trump tweeted.
Trump also tweeted that there is "great cohesion" inside the Republican Party.
Scaramucci had long defended Trump but in recent weeks has spoken out against the president’s rhetoric and actions.
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