Scaramucci: 'Trump fatigue' could help Bloomberg beat Trump if he wins Democratic nomination

Scaramucci: 'Trump fatigue' could help Bloomberg beat Trump if he wins Democratic nomination
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Former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciWell-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis The Memo: Trump mulls the biggest gamble of his presidency The Memo: Trump's coronavirus briefings face criticism MORE on Tuesday cited "Trump fatigue" as one reason he thought former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergFormer Bloomberg staffer seeks class-action lawsuit over layoffs Bloomberg spent over 0M on presidential campaign The Hill's Campaign Report: Officials in spotlight over coronavirus response MORE could defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpMilitary personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort has total of 20 patients: report Fauci says that all states should have stay-at-home orders MORE in 2020 if he is able to secure the Democratic nomination.

While attending the SALT leadership conference in Abu Dhabi, Scaramucci, who served in the Trump administration for less than two weeks, said he thought Bloomberg could “beat the president,” according to CNBC.

“If Mayor Bloomberg, if Mike were to get the nomination, he would beat the president,” Scaramucci said. “Those 15 percent to 18 percent of the people, I think they are exhausted. I think they have a level of Trump fatigue.”

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Scaramucci praised Bloomberg as a strong candidate who will be able to separate himself from the crowded Democratic field.

“He’s a very sound guy and a very good business manager, and he’s been a very capable politician, so for those reasons, I think he’ll give him a big run. I think he’ll beat him,” he said.

Bloomberg was a late entry to the primary field last month and has since sunk tens of millions of dollars in television ads. The billionaire said he would not accept outside donations and is self-funding his campaign.

A national poll released last month after Bloomberg entered the race found him with the support of 3 percent of Democratic and left-leaning independent voters.

Scaramucci, who has become a frequent critic of the president, noted that Trump has diminished some of his accomplishments by lashing out at adversaries.

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“Unfortunately, the president is often stepping on his message. He uses Twitter to ridicule people and to personally attack them, and I think it’s affected his standing and the public approval ratings, not just in the U.S. but around the world,” he said.

Scaramucci pointed to last week’s NATO summit as a recent example of Trump’s image being damaged.

“He has damaged his image. I don’t think America’s image, frankly, has been damaged yet by President Trump, but his image has been damaged. If you see the interaction at NATO or the G-7 over the summer, I think his image has been damaged,” he added.