On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci weighed in on Health and Human Services official Michael Caputo taking a leave of absence after his conspiracy theory-laden rant.
“It is stunning that the head of communications with an agency handling the pandemic would be spreading conspiracy theories about people in his own agency,” said Cooper.
“Well, Anderson, it’s very hard for me not to feel pain watching that,” said Scaramucci. “You and I are both empathic people. I feel bad he’s going in that direction. I think when it’s corrupt at the top it spills over into everybody, and this will be a case study in that, so the president is undercutting the CDC but he would praise something like what Michael Caputo is saying. That’s what happens. You’re getting a hornet’s nest of sycophants descending on the president. The reason why he undercuts people is that he’s figured out that a very large group of the population is listening to him and him only.”
“So when [CDC Director] Dr. Redfield is out there, under oath, telling the truth that the mask is as important as the vaccine, he’s got to undercut him because his only hope to win the election is to secure the base and increase the participation in the base. That’s why he’s doing that. But my heart goes out to Michael Caputo. I hope somebody has a deprogramming intervention with him, shakes some sense into him and brings him back into the real world, and they dematerialize Trumpism on November 3.”
Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power
A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.
During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.
CNN host uses Fox News doctor’s own words against him after he accuses Biden of taking amphetamine
President Donald Trump and his allies seem to realize that they've dug themselves a hole in attacking former Vice President Joe Biden as mentally unfit. With expectations so low, a Biden win in the first debates are almost assured, even with a Fox News host.
In a discussion Tuesday, Trump began to pivot away from his non-stop advertising attacking Biden's cognitive abilities and instead claim Biden is a "professional" who knows what he's doing.
"Maybe that would work if the president himself had not been saying this about Biden on repeat for the entirety of the campaign," said CNN host Brianna Keilar.
America under Trump is now an ‘object of pity’ throughout the world: Ex-White House official
Former Trump National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill told CNN's Jim Sciutto on Tuesday that the United States under President Donald Trump evokes "pity" from people around the world instead of respect.
In talking about Russia's efforts to sow division in the United States ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Hill told Sciutto that America's foreign adversaries don't have to do much to create fear and mistrust in America right now.
"So I have to say very bluntly to everybody who's watching and listening to this, we are increasingly an object of pity, including by our allies," she said. "They're shocked by how we eat ourselves alive with our divisions. We are creating this -- it is not the Russians or the Chinese!"