Former Bush speechwriter: ‘The Republican party is a broken party’

David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, declared on Friday that the Republican Party has broken in two and suggested that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE may have been the breaking point.

"The Republican Party is a broken party," Frum said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." "And there are people who have served the Republican Party that was, and there are people who are volunteering to serve the Republican Party that will be."

Frum's comments came during a contentious roundtable discussion with Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Mnuchin plans to hire ex-Fox News contributor Monica Crowley: report Scaramucci: Mr. President, the press is not the enemy of the people MORE, the former White House communications director who was ousted last year after only 11 days on the job. 


During the discussion, Scaramucci placed blame on Republican and Democratic administrations for mismanaging the nation's budget and throwing Washington into trillions of dollars of debt.

But Frum argued that Scaramucci's willingness to denigrate past Republican presidents highlighted the view that the Trump administration sees itself as set apart from the GOP as it has been in the past.

"It is important to understand that something new is taking the place of the Republican Party," he added.