Scaramucci: GOP Has Become a ‘Personality Cult’ with a ‘McCarthy Fever’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Live,” former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said the Republican Party had become a “personality cult” under President Donald Trump’s leadership.

Scaramucci then compared the GOP to former Senator Joseph McCarthy’s (R-WI).

When asked why Republicans who disagree with him don’t stand up to Trump, Scaramucci said, “Three or four different things. Number one he is a maniacal bully filled with anger and rage and obviously just look at the feed he is completely unhinged. They are afraid they could get primaried because right now he has a personality cult stranglehold like a McCarthy fever going on in the party. The third thing I think they’re afraid of is that they have great uncertainty about the 2020 election. So in their consensus about a month ago he is winning. He’s the president. The economy is booming. And now they’re like, ‘Okay. he’s crazy, but he’s winning, and the economy is booming.’ Now they’re like ‘he’s crazy and the economy is having a rate of change.’ You guys know I’m running $10 billion and I study the economy very carefully. I’m not saying it is going into recession by the end of 2020, but it is going to slow down. You can totally feel it because of all the unpredictability about the trade.”

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