Anthony Scaramucci Boasts of 50,000 New Twitter Followers After Trump Called Him 'Loser'

Anthony Scaramucci says his recent spat with President Donald Trump netted him tens of thousands of new followers on Twitter.

The 56-year-old financier and entrepreneur—who spent 10 fiery days in the role of White House communications director in 2017—was recently described as a "loser" by Trump on Twitter after he had criticized the president during a Fox News segment.

This weekend, Scaramucci referenced the exchange while appearing on an MSNBC panel discussing Trump's performance at the Republican National Convention.

He was asked by host Zerlina Maxwell if the president really believes he is doing a good job on COVID-19, an infectious respiratory disease that is currently linked to more than 182,000 deaths in the U.S. and continues to spread in multiple states.

"So what I have found is that there's actually a Michael Cohen axiom," Scaramucci said, mentioning Trump's former lawyer, who is also now an outspoken critic.

He added: "When you hit [Trump] with crystal clear clarity and truth, I was on a show the other night and I said you've got 180,000 dead, 200,000 to 300,000 dead by December, he has destroyed the economy, and we've got 31 million people unemployed.

"He goes bonkers and starts firing tweets at you. Which, of course, he did, and I get an extra 50,000 Twitter followers. The point I'm making is that this is what we have to do to beat him. You have to fire at him with crystal clear clarity of what is going on."

Offering opponents advice on how to get under the president's skin, Scaramucci added: "And you can ask Tim O'Brien, Omarosa [Manigault]... he will start to unspool like those old typewriter ribbons. We can do that but we have to hit him very hard right now."

Scaramucci got the president's attention earlier this month after his appearance on Fox, interviewed by host Steve Hilton, resulted in several video clips going viral.

During the segment, Scaramucci explained why he now supports Trump's political rival Joe Biden and blasted the president's performance on the American economy.

Directly tagging his one-time communications chief, Trump tweeted: ".@Scaramucci, who just made a fool of himself as he got taken apart by @SteveHiltonx, only lasted 11 days in his favorite of all time Administration, before being fired for, again, making a fool of himself. Anthony is a loser who begged to come back. I said "No Thanks".

Scaramucci himself hit back: "The Loser is you: 162,000 dead, 40 million American jobs lost on your watch. We are tired of all of the losing. We wanted you to succeed but you are an abject failure. Thankfully it will be over on 11/3. America will heal and rebuild."

Scaramucci has published a stream of anti-Trump tweets in recent days without directly tagging the president, while also promoting his own appearances on TV segments.

In 2017, he was fired after criticizing members of the Trump administration, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon, to a reporter.

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Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters' questions during the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director. Chip Somodevilla/Getty
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