Anthony Scaramucci Says GOP Will Help Trump Stay in Power No Matter Results

President Donald Trump must "avoid prosecution" by winning a second term, and the "morally bankrupt" Republican Party will stop at nothing to help him cheat in order to win, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said in an interview published Monday.

Scaramucci, a lifelong Republican, is just the latest former Trump administration member to say Trump's fragile ego and constant comparisons of himself to former President Barack Obama will cause him to stop at nothing to win Election Day. Scaramucci told Raw Story that Trump, should he lose, will not have to be forcibly removed from office because he's "too much of a coward" to fight against strong-willed people. But on the other hand, he said, weak-willed GOP figures including Attorney General Bill Barr will surely help him "cheat and suppress votes" in the coming days.

"The Justice Department and Supreme Court are like a venomous snake lying in wait to steal the election. We've already seen the groundwork being laid with challenges to mail-in ballots in places like Minnesota and Pennsylvania," Scaramucci said of Trump's plan to steal the 2020 election.

Scaramucci said he's only seen Trump apologize twice in his life: Once was to first lady Melania after the release of the "grab her by the p***y Access Hollywood Tape" in 2016. And the second was to the real family ancestors of Pocahontas for mockingly linking them to Senator Elizabeth Warren.

"He doesn't like to lose. He compares himself to other people, especially President Obama, and if he loses it will be a personal failure," Scaramucci told Raw Story. "Two, he wants to avoid prosecution for his multitude of high crimes. I don't think he ever wanted or expected to win in the first place. His 2016 campaign was an elaborate branding exercise for the Trump organization."

Trump and his campaign staff first created the idea of using baseless accusations of voter fraud and fake ballots in 2016, Scaramucci said. And he has now "repackaged" that plan for 2020 should he lose November 3. Scaramucci, who was Trump's communications head for only 10 days in 2017, said Trump is regurgitating the election-undermining tactic to hedge his bets and protect his "deep narcissism and insecurity" as a person.

Last month, chants of "12 more years" and "Party of Trump" rippled through a Trump rally in Muskegon, Michigan. The president himself giggled after quipping, "We'll be here for four years, and then if we decide to go for an extra four, or eight, or something."

Scaramucci, however, previously predicted that Trump would be "very tough to beat" in 2020. During several interviews in 2019, he predicted a thriving U.S. economy and Trump's angry base voters would push the election in his favor. However, this was before the coronavirus pandemic took hold of America.

"People who hate themselves are ultimately self-destructive. When things are going well for them, they find ways to self-sabotage," he concluded. "I think if he had opened the tent and been a more inclusive leader, he could've won in spite of the pandemic."

Should Biden win on Tuesday, Scaramucci described bluntly how Trump will assuredly not help him with a "peaceful transition" from this month to January 20, 2021. Former national security adviser John Bolton said last month Trump and his Republican allies "may attempt anything" to stay in power.

Newsweek reached out to the White House and Republican National Committee for reaction Monday morning.

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Anthony Scaramucci speaks at the White House in July 2017. He said in an interview published Monday that "morally bankrupt" Republicans will help Trump stay in power by "cheating." JIM WATSON / AFP/Getty Images