Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted only 11 days as Donald Trump's communications director, said he won't support the president's re-election and suggested the Republican Party consider a different 2020 nominee.
As Trump pointed out, Scaramucci was sacked from his White House role after he gave an interview to The New Yorker and made derogatory remarks about several fellow administration officials.
After the interview, Scaramucci tweeted that people are right when they ask him what took so long to turn away from Trump.
"Sound and reasonably minded men and women in the Republican party will say wait a minute, we can't do this".
Touting his accomplishments in office, Trump said he made Scaramucci's career: "Anthony, who would do anything to come back in, should remember the only reason he is on TV, and it's not for being the Mooch!"
Scaramucci added that if the president "doesn't reform his behavior, it will not just be me, but many others will be considering helping to find a replacement in 2020".
A scathing verbal exchange over the weekend saw Donald Trump's former communication chief Anthony Scaramucci describe POTUS acting inappropriately during trips to El Paso and Dayton after domestic terror attacks saw 34 people gunned down. "Should we send him back?" he said.
Scaramucci said in a cable television interview Thursday that Trump drew negative news coverage of his trip because he made the hospital visits about himself rather than about comforting the gun massacre victims.
"He probably would be mad at somebody for saying that", Scaramucci said.
The U.S. doesn't need a president who will "try to divide us on our differences", he said. "Then it becomes a catastrophe for him, the administration, and it's also a bad reflection on the country".