Anthony Scaramucci Says 'Sedated' Donald Trump Is Losing Confidence: 'He's Got a Loss of Personality'

Anthony Scaramucci said a "sedated" President Donald Trump looked like he has had a loss of confidence and personality during his North Carolina rally.

The former White House communications director, who has clashed with Trump in recent weeks, also predicted the situation in the volatile administration will deteriorate further.

"It's going to get worse because [of] what [Trump] said today," Scaramucci, whose turbulent tenure in the administration lasted just 12 days, told CNN's Don Lemon last night.

"He takes nobody's counsel. There's nobody in the White House—if you remember his chief of staff [John] Kelly at least had the strength of personality to say 'hey, that's probably not the best thing to do, don't do that.' And so he probably curbed some of the exigencies of his personality."

Scaramucci pointed to the past few weeks of the administration, which has included a report of potential corruption linked to Trump's Turnberry golf resort in Scotland and his clash with NOAA over its Hurricane Dorian forecasts, among other controversies.

"I mean, maybe you're saying that it can't get any worse than this, but I predict that it will. It will get a lot worse. He almost looked sedated tonight," Scaramucci said of Trump's 2020 re-election rally in Fayetteville.

"I don't know if you were watching the rally. I mean he looked sedated, he was using words that he typically doesn't use, he was reading off the prompter. He's got a loss of confidence going on and he's got a loss of personality at the same time."

In August, Scaramucci tore into Trump in a Vanity Fair interview, calling the president "worse than a racist" and saying he believes his former boss is in mental decline.

"I think the guy is losing it, mentally," Scaramucci told the magazine. "He has declining mental faculties; he's becoming more petulant; he's becoming more impetuous. OK, you see just by the way he's sweating, his body's not doing well.

"It's obviously not a guy that takes care of himself, right? And he doesn't listen to anybody. And just think about this, okay? There's no one—there's no Jim Mattis; there's no Gary Cohn; there's no one to check him anymore.

"Whatever my differences were with General John Kelly, after he left, this thing has completely unspooled."

Scaramucci was asked what changed that led him to turn from a supporter into an outspoken critic of the president. He told Vanity Fair his "red line was the racism—full-blown racism," appearing to refer at least in part to Trump telling four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color, who are U.S. citizens, to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

"He can say that he's not a racist, and I agree with him, okay?" Scaramucci said. "And let me explain to you why he's not a racist, 'cause this is very important.

"He's actually worse than a racist. He is so narcissistic, he doesn't see people as people. He sees them as objects in his field of vision. And so, therefore, that's why he has no empathy."

Around the time that article was published, Trump tore into Scaramucci on Twitter. "Anthony Scaramucci is a highly unstable 'nut job' who was with other candidates in the primary who got shellacked, & then unfortunately wheedled his way into my campaign," the president tweeted.

"I barely knew him until his 11 days of gross incompetence-made a fool of himself, bad on TV. Abused staff, got fired. Wrote a very nice book about me just recently. Now the book is a lie?

"Said his wife was driving him crazy, 'something big' was happening with her. Getting divorced. He was a mental wreck. We didn't want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!"

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Anthony Scaramucci poses at "The 1st Annual Trump Family Special" Off-Broadway Press Conference at The Princeton Club of New York on August 22, 2018 in New York City. Scaramucci said President Donald Trump looks "sedated." Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/Getty Images
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