Anthony Scaramucci Scorches CEOs With 1 Blistering Description Over Trump Meeting

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci shared his evaluation of some CEOs who met with Donald Trump last week for a private gathering where the former president was reportedly “all over the map.”

“Would fears of another chaotic Trump presidency discourage corporate leaders from backing him this time around, or are they coming back around to him?” MSNBC’s Alex Witt asked Scaramucci in an interview on Saturday.

“It’s a little bit of Trump-nesia, if you will,” Scaramucci replied. “I mean, these guys denounced him several times.”

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee met with business leaders — including Walmart’s Doug McMillon, Apple’s Tim Cook and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon — and spoke of his desire for tax cuts on Thursday.

CEOs at the meeting who spoke with CNBC found Trump to be “remarkably meandering” and unable to keep a “straight thought” during the gathering, with a number of business leaders even “shaking their heads” at one point when Trump explained why he wanted to reduce the corporate tax rate.

Scaramucci pointed to CEOs’ responses to Trump in the wake of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and other times when they “all pulled their support” for him.

“And so, for some reason, now they’ve decided for these little policy promises that he’s offering, they’re going to switch over to him,” Scaramucci said.

“But, you know, Jeb Bush ultimately was right, Alex. He is the chaos candidate, it was a chaos presidency, and I would just remind these people that they weren’t happy when he was president,” he continued. “Yes, they got their tax cuts, but we’ve also ballooned the deficit, and that is going to come home to roost for these CEOs.”

Scaramucci, who has been a frequent Trump critic since briefly serving as his White House communications director in 2017, also said that Trump’s gathering with the CEOs wasn’t a “great meeting” for him.

“He tries to put on a big charm offensive to those people that don’t like him. It’s sort of like the bully that’s trying to shine for a moment,” he said.

“He’s better in those rallies where he can talk about electric boats and shark attacks, exactly,” he continued. “He’s way better at that than he would be actually articulating economic policy in front of Fortune 500 CEOs.”