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 ScaramucciRepublican operatives pushing GOP turnout for Biden with new super PAC President sinks amid stumbles over protests Sunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd's death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week MORE on Tuesday cited "Trump fatigue" as one reason he thought former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWake up, America — see what's coming Bloomberg urges court to throw out lawsuit by former campaign staffers Former Obama Ebola czar Ron Klain says White House's bad decisions have put US behind many other nations on COVID-19; Fears of virus reemergence intensify MORE could defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' 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.