Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci predicted on Monday that GOP lawmakers will pressure President Trump to leave office by March of 2020.
“When you talk to elected Republicans privately, they can’t stand the president,” Scaramucci told Yahoo’s “On the Move.”
“They know the president is a lawless person and basically a criminal,” he added.
Scaramucci predicted late last year that Trump would be gone by the end of 2019.
“I do believe in the next one to three months, the Republicans are going to throw in the towel, they really don’t have a choice,” he said last September.
“Unfortunately I got that part of it wrong,” Scaramucci noted Monday, adding that he was “counting on levels of valor and patriotism from my fellow Republicans and we didn’t get that yet.”
He predicted that Republican lawmakers will be unable to ignore the growing public call for Trump to be removed from office, citing recent polls from Fox News and NBC–Wall Street Journal, both of which show that 49 percent of Americans now want to see the president removed from office.
“I predict that’s now going to have to go to 60 and when it’s 60, Republicans are going to have to cut and run,” Scaramucci said.
Scaramucci was part of the Trump’s campaign finance committee in 2016 before serving a brief 11-day stint as the administration’s communication director in 2017.