The “Mooch” is making news again. Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and other liberals should take “maybe a suppository” to treat what he characterized as “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” This jab came after Maddow called President Trump’s decision to sit down with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un “particularly risky” and “an unwise move.”
Scaramucci, who was White House communications director for 11 days, was asked to respond to Maddow’s comments by “Fox and Friends” host Pete Hesgeth.
“The President has a great relationship with President Xi [Jinping]. They obviously don’t like talking about that. And the combination of those forces have now allowed for this opportunity to take place for the world,” Scaramucci said, referring to the president of China. “So it’s more complicated story than what she is saying.”
“But you can tell she has a little bit of that Trump Derangement Syndrome, which I like. I’m hoping one of these comedians will come up with an anti-anxiety medication for these liberals. Just take one tablet a day, maybe a suppository, and take it easy. It’s morning, had to wake everybody up with that,” Scaramucci added.
This isn’t the first time Scaramucci has recommended a suppository. He recently suggested that former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum take one during an argument on Bill Maher’s HBO program “Real Time.”
Scaramucci apologized later Friday for his remarks about Maddow in a tweet: “I apologize to @maddow: that was a lighthearted joke that could be blown out of proportion. She is extremely talented, and while we may disagree on some stuff, she has an important voice in our national discourse.”
I apologize to @maddow: that was a lighthearted joke that could be blown out of proportion. She is extremely talented and while we may disagree on some stuff she has an important voice in our national discourse.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) March 9, 2018
South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, made the announcement on Thursday about the Trump-Kim meeting.
“President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un in May to achieve permanent denuclearization,” Chung told reporters.
The president then tweeted some optimism in describing the landmark meeting: “Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!”
If Trump meets with Kim, he would become the first U.S. president to ever meet with a North Korean leader while in office.
Credit: The Hill