WATCH: Anthony Scaramucci says Trump has 'probably the best emotional intelligence' of any living person
Trump surrogate Anthony Scaramucci talks on CNN (Screen cap).

Former Trump Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday to defend President Donald Trump's intelligence.


Reacting to multiple quotes from Michael Wolff's new book on the Trump White House, in which aides regularly disparage Trump's intelligence, Scaramucci insisted that Trump's intellect is razor sharp.

"You cannot be dumb and win the American presidency," said Scaramucci, who was fired from his position at the White House after being employed for only 11 days. "You know he's not dumb, I know he's not dumb."

Scaramucci then took it a step farther by suggesting that Trump actually has greater intelligence in some respects than any other person in the world.

"In fact, I think he's got probably the best emotional intelligence, in terms of sizing and reading people," he explained.

Scaramucci then said that Trump's highly personal attack on Steve Bannon Wednesday showed Trump knew how to read people -- despite the fact that Trump had first hired Bannon to be his campaign manager, and then hired him to be his top political strategist.

"When you have a lone wolf like that, operating against the president's interests, he had no choice but to do what he did yesterday," Scaramucci said of Trump.

Watch the video below.