"Do you think it is racist to vote for President Trump in 2020?"
Anthony Scaramucci, the financier who lasted 11 days as the White House communications director before being fired, said the Republican Party may soon need to find a candidate to replace President Donald Trump in 2020.
"You said to me last week that you thought President Trump was a white nationalist", Jake Tapper said to O'Rourke. The former Trump aide responded: "Yeah, I think that's pretty obvious".
The president and his former administration staffer traded barbs over the weekend.
Presidential hopeful Robert Francis O'Rourke ("Beto") said it's "really hard" not to view supporters of President Donald Trump as racist, claiming they buy into the "white supremacist" rhetoric the president uses.
Although Scaramucci donated significantly to Trump's 2016 campaign and served for a short period as White House director of communications, he has become increasingly critical of the president in the past month.
"It's not for being the Mooch!"
He said his support for Republican economic policies isn't worth "fracturing institutions" and abandoning American values.
During the interview, he predicted that the Republican Party as a whole will eventually follow suit.
"Maybe he'll tweet something negative about somebody for saying he didn't do well", Scaramucci said Thursday on MSNBC. "So I didn't pass the 100% litmus test".
The Skybridge Capital LLC, co-founder told Axios on Sunday that he might back a challenge to Trump, who he compared to a melting down nuclear reactor.
"Anthony Scaramucci, who was quickly terminated (11 days) from a position that he was totally incapable of handling, now seems to do nothing but television as the all time expert on 'President Trump,"' Trump tweeted.
Scaramucci also appeared to want to make amends for supporting Trump.
He said: "The guy's dissembling a little bit, and he's sounding more and more nonsensical".
The comments to CNN's John Berman come following a weekend in which Scaramucci and Trump traded barbs.