Scaramucci Clashes with Trump

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We ran the numbers: There are 514 news articles covering this topic. 10% (53) are left leaning, 56% (289) center, 33% (172) right leaning.

In the aftermath of staffing turnover in the Trump administration, Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, has criticized the president as “unhinged” and suggested that he does not deserve the presidency. In an interview with Axios on Sunday, Scaramucci suggested that the Republicans may need to find a candidate to replace Trump in the 2020 presidential race. Trump responded with a series of tweets calling his former employee “incapable” and claiming that Scaramucci would do anything to get back into the White House. Scaramucci left his job as communications director in the Summer of 2017 after just 11 days.

A left-leaning Washington Post article recounts the various dramas that have resulted from the high turnover rate of Trump administration staff, writing, “what’s more dramatic than being kicked out of the White House, then going in front of TV cameras to dish all you know about the president and opine about how ‘unhinged’/racist/undeserving of the office Trump is?” Other left-leaning articles highlight that Scaramucci noted that Trump’s brand is becoming associated with racism and suggests that Trump’s hires were “coming back to bite him.”

Right-leaning coverage from Fox News recounts the feud between Trump and Scaramucci, comparing it to a tennis match: “Scaramucci was quick to return serve, calling the president a ‘very weak troll’ and slamming him for ‘bullying.’” Other right-leaning sources also focused on the exchange between the two, with many headlines fixated on the barbs of “incapable” and “racist” that were exchanged.

A centrist article from The Hill simply recounts Scaramucci’s comments in his Axios interview and notes that it is possible that Trump will have Republican competition in the 2020 presidential race. Former Massachusetts governor William Weld has already declared his candidacy, and former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is also considering running.


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