“I’m in the process of putting together a team of people that feel the exact same way that I do. This is not a ‘Never Trump’ situation. This not just screeching rhetoric. This is — OK, the guy is unstable. Everyone inside knows it, everyone outside knows it. Let’s see if we can find a viable alternative,” Scaramucci told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day.”
“Moreover, I have to get some former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it. They know it’s a crisis,” he added. Scaramucci did not provide any names of people associated with the coalition he said he is assembling, but predicted that by “middle to late fall” there will be a “trove” of people willing to speak out against Trump.
Trump, in an apparent response to Scaramucci’s “New Day” interview, labeled his former aide a “nut job” on Twitter and said he “barely knew him,” even though he hired him as communications director and Scaramucci frequently defended him on television.
Scaramucci, who has not publicly endorsed a Republican challenger, told Camerota that the party has to “offer Republicans a viable candidate and you also have to offer them an off ramp,” adding that while it’s “tough” to support the President, “you want to be loyal” to the party.