Scaramucci urges Canadian politicians to be discreet about Trump
TORONTO – Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has some tips for the next Prime Minister of Canada on how to deal with Donald Trump: staying out of his field of vision and being restrained because the president of the United States is in “severe mental decline”.
M. Scaramucci, who served under Donald Trump for 11 days before being fired in 2017, believes it is clear that something is seriously wrong with the president.
“This level of instability and narcissism will force you to work with his middlemen and not to enter his field of vision, considering that he has such low self-esteem,” said Mr. Scaramucci in a statement. an interview on the sidelines of the Toronto Global Forum, a conference on business and economics in the Americas.
“He will throw anyone, and I mean anyone, in fire and brimstone … He will do it to any Canadian leader, he will do it to any world leader,” he said. supported the former director of communications.
Mr. Scaramucci, also known as “The Mooch”, made these comments in the run-up to the Canadian election campaign. Whichever party leader wins the favor of the electorate, the next government will have to deal with Donald Trump for at least a year.
Flowers to Trudeau and Freeland
Mr. Scaramucci, founder and co-director of investment firm SkyBridge Capital, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had been “masterfully” in their dealings with Donald Trump and should be commended for the negotiation of a new North American trade agreement.
He added that their clever tactics included dealing with Donald Trump’s middlemen and letting him take credit for “there can be no co-stars on the stage” with the US president.
“They were very smart in allowing him to talk about all this, they were very smart in keeping themselves in the back,” said Scaramucci. “Since they were dealing with a totally narcissistic person, it could have been detrimental and destructive if they had not done so.”
Intimidated by Trudeau?
Scaramucci believes that Donald Trump is intimidated by Justin Trudeau, who is “remarkably handsome” and athletic, while the US president is “quite the opposite”.
“There is a factor of intimidation,” said Scaramucci. “Believe me, I know this man … That’s why he must attack your prime minister on his Twitter account.”
“[Donald Trump] will throw anyone, and I mean anyone, in fire and sulfur … He’ll do it to any Canadian leader, he’ll do it to any world leader.” ”
– Former Director of Communications of the White House, Anthony Scaramucci
But ultimately, Donald Trump does not care about Canada, according to him.
“He cares about nothing but Donald J. Trump … You should be very happy that your leaders are aware of it, and they operated with that in mind, I think, very well,” he said. he added.
Scaramucci predicts that Donald Trump will no longer be in office after the 2020 presidential election. Conservative US politicians remain with him for their own sake, for now, he said.
“They surround him, cling to him and say,” Okay, we have to get him to the finish line for our benefit to all. ” But he’s so bad, and he’s in a crisis, they can not do it, “said Scaramucci.
The good news, regardless of the politicians who will form the next Canadian government after the October election, is that there is now a basis for seizing Donald Trump’s behavior, he added.
“There are three years of references as elected and they should be able to better deal with him than at the beginning of his term.”