TEHRAN, Dec 10_Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has said that former New York City Mayor and multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg could defeat incumbent US President Donald Trump in 2020 if he is able to secure the Democratic nomination.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_If Mayor Bloomberg, if Mike were to get the nomination, he would beat the president,” Scaramucci said on Tuesday while attending the SALT leadership conference in Abu Dhabi.
Scaramucci said “Trump fatigue”' could help Bloomberg beat the Republican president.
“Those 15 percent to 18 percent of the people, I think they are exhausted. I think they have a level of Trump fatigue,” he said.
Scaramucci praised Bloomberg as a strong candidate who he said will be able to separate himself from the crowded Democratic field.
“He’s a very sound guy and a very good business manager, and he’s been a very capable politician, so for those reasons, I think he’ll give him a big run. I think he’ll beat him,” he said.
Scaramucci criticized Trump saying he has diminished some of his accomplishments by slamming his adversaries.
“Unfortunately, the president is often stepping on his message. He uses Twitter to ridicule people and to personally attack them, and I think it’s affected his standing and the public approval ratings, not just in the US but around the world,” he said.
Scaramucci said trump “has damaged his image. I don’t think America’s image, frankly, has been damaged yet by President Trump, but his image has been damaged. If you see the interaction at NATO or the G-7 over the summer, I think his image has been damaged.”
Bloomberg made a late entry to the Democratic primary field and has since then invested tens of millions of dollars in television ads. The billionaire said he would not accept outside donations and is self-funding his campaign.