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Trumpnobyl: 'He's melting down and some really bad things are going to start to happen' - Scaramucci

Former White House communications director says Donald Trump's activity is 'super dangerous'

Trumpnobyl: 'He's melting down and some really bad things are going to start to happen' - Scaramucci

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci pictured with US President Donald Trump. Image: Twitter/Scaramucci

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci believes US President Donald Trump is “nuts” and “super dangerous”, dubbing the current impeachment process as America’s ‘Trumpnobyl’.

“I came out against him in August, the guy's nuts. If you watched the HBO series Chernobyl this is Trumpnobyl. He’s melting down and some really bad things are going to start to happen and start unfolding,” Scaramucci said in an interview with Arabian Business.

The 55 year-old financial advisor was part of Trump’s presidential transition team but was fired from his post as White House communications director in July 2017 after just 10 days, following an expletive-laden interview with the New Yorker magazine.

Scaramucci, who will be hosting the SALT Abu Dhabi forum at the Emirates Palace from December 9-11, said the impeachment process against Trump was “devastating” but the alternative - having him re-elected in 2020 - would be worse.

“You're impeaching the President of the United States; that's pretty devastating. I mean you've got you know, despite what he's saying, you've got real credible evidence that this guy is a criminal.

“He's too big a threat to the system and if he doesn’t lose we are going to [be] girded up now for a very reckless guy going from 2021 to 2025. It is going to be a reckless moment in America and it will be something Vladimir Putin will be super happy [about], but most of us who are rationalists, who understand global politics are not gonna be super happy about it.

“If he survives it, and [the Democrats] can’t put up a credible candidate to beat him, you know what, we're going to go through a very tough period of time. That's four years where he doesn't get to stand for re-election. Look at his behaviour prior to this campaign… Imagine this guy unplugged, in a situation where he doesn't have the campaign any more, it’s super dangerous,” he added.

Scaramucci has visited the Middle East 15 times in 15 years, but SALT Abu Dhabi will be the first time the forum is held in the Middle East, having previously been held mainly in Las Vegas.

The event will be in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and will feature speakers including UAE Minister of State Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, CEO of ADNOC Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber and Group CEO of Mubadala Investment Company, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak.

Read the full interview with Anthony Scaramucci in Arabian Business on December 8.

Digital magazine: Read the latest edition of Arabian Business online