Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that President Donald Trump is “not physically or mentally capable” to lead and should drop out of the presidential race.
“If he really loved the country, he would drop out. He’s not physically or mentally capable of being the president anymore, and he would do that,” Scaramucci told MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt” in reference to Trump’s coronavirus infection.
The former Trump advisor suggested Trump would not be taking his advice and therefore hoped that “the American people give a landslide election result” to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. (RELATED: ‘A Little Surprise Visit’: Trump Takes Motorcade Out Around Walter Reed, Greets Supporters)
“I think he’s very sick,” Scaramucci continued, theorizing that the doctors treating the president “are now part of the Trump reality distortion field. They’re either saying that stuff to comfort him, or they’re saying that stuff because he’s compelling them to say it.”
During a Saturday news conference from Walter Reed hospital, where the president is being treated, doctors said Trump was doing “very well.” But other sources speculated that he was “not on a clear path to full recovery.”
White House physician Sean Conley announced Sunday that Trump was being treated with a steroid and could be released as early as Monday.
Scaramucci also predicted that “the president is not going to make it the [presidential] debate next week” and wondered what the Trump campaign “will do as a contingency plan” as a result of that.
“Not only is he incapable of learning from it, he’s incapable of admitting a mistake and he’s incapable of apologizing. I think he apologized once and that was like to the Pocahontas family for comparing Elizabeth Warren to Pocahontas. He’s not a guy capable of apologizing to anybody.” (RELATED: Mark Meadows ‘Fully’ Expects More White House Staffers To Test Positive For Coronavirus)
Trump briefly left Walter Reed Sunday to take a quick drive around the hospital to acknowledge his supporters who have gathered at the location.