The Bottom Line

Why are some Republicans urging voters to vote Democrat?

Anthony Scaramucci, who famously worked in Trump’s White House for 11 days, on why Americans should reject Trumpism.

Hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci – aka “The Mooch” – campaigned vigorously for candidate Donald Trump during the last US election, and was hired as White House communications director in 2017.

A few days later, he was fired.

He remained loyal to his ex-boss after his departure, but says that Trump’s tweet last year demeaning “The Squad” – a group of four Democratic Congresswomen of colour, including Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – “was a bridge too far for me”.

In this no-holds-barred interview with Steve Clemons, Scaramucci says he’s now part of the “Republican Resistance” pushing back against what he calls the “Vichy Republicans” backing Trump’s re-election.