Sunday 21 October 2018

'President is a political genius' - Scaramucci

Praise for Trump: Anthony Scaramucci
Praise for Trump: Anthony Scaramucci

Chris Graham

Anthony Scaramucci, Donald Trump's former communications director, believes the US president is a "political genius" who used Twitter to win the election.

Addressing the Oxford Union, Mr Scaramucci discussed how Mr Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in November, despite the Democratic nominee's greater financial clout.

"I firmly believe that President Trump, without the tool of Twitter, likely would have not won," Mr Scaramucci said.

"Trump was outspent by Clinton by 1.7 times; she had 2.4 more personnel than us. It's not clear to me that the money is as important as the ideas.

"You have to accept he's a political genius. In 19 months, he went from zero to Potus (President of the United States). You can't say there wasn't some level of genius in terms of his judgment."

Praising Mr Trump's electoral strategy, he highlighted the Democrat-leaning state of Wisconsin.

"How many times did Clinton go to the state of Wisconsin? Zero. The president went 16 times," he noted.

"He's definitely not a sociopath," Mr Scaramucci said.

"He is way more contemplative, more thoughtful, more of a person who doesn't want to bring about wars than you would think."

Irish Independent

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