‘I would point at his a**’: Cuomo thinks Biden should berate Trump during inaugural speech
CNN’s Chris Cuomo is gleefully counting on a confrontation at Joe Biden’s inauguration between the president-elect and President Trump. He states that if he were President-elect Joe Biden, he’d publicly call out Trump as having let the Republican Party down.
Former Trump White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci also joined in to bash President Trump. He served very, very briefly and left the White House in a profanity-laden disgrace.
“There had been people trying to talk sense to him. I guess we got our answer, right?” Cuomo said, alluding to the recent spate of pardons involving former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Roger Stone as well as his son-in-law Jared’s father, Charles Kushner.
“Yeah, no. He doesn’t care. He’s not listening to any of those people,” Scaramucci stated. “But those pardons, as shocking as they are, are a precursor to more shocking pardons… Imagine Americans out there struggling and they’re watching this saying ‘Wait a minute, there is a totally different set of rules for these people, totally not what I learned about America, totally not what I learned about our meritocracy.’ He’s digging in and doing it with impunity.”
“He’s raised a quarter billion dollars off another group of people that have bought into this cultish nonsense and behavior,” the former White House staffer continued. “He’s admitted to them that he’s out of there. He’s making a decision to go to the Inaugural or not. I predict he goes, Chris. I don’t see how he misses that. He’s an attention hog. He’ll try to make it about himself. My guess is he’ll end up at the Inaugural and he’ll leave a lot of wreckage.”
Scaramucci then seemed to call for a constitutional amendment to prevent a future POTUS from allegedly ‘abusing’ his office in a way not palatable to Democrats.
“If he goes to the Inauguration, Biden should point at him and speak to Republicans and say ‘You deserved better than this. He has left your party in shambles,’” Cuomo sneered. “I would point at his ass the whole time.”
Cuomo knows that will not happen and said as much.
“I don’t think Biden will do that because he’s better than I am,” Cuomo said. “He’s going to be a conciliator and he’s going to try to move past it and the best way to do that is to ignore someone like Trump.”
“Sometimes you need people like you and me, Chris, to get in there and tell the truth and rough people up like this,” Scaramucci arrogantly asserted. “This guy is a disaster and he’s really hurt the country. It’s not just the Republicans that he’s hurt. He’s hurt the entire country and he’s stained us in terms of our perception, the way people perceive us around the world.”
“He has proven himself in just the last 24 hours to be the worst,” Cuomo angrily agreed.
Cuomo also played his practiced bit of being furious in his monologue: “Just the past 24 hours, this president has vetoed pay for the military, stalled relief for millions of you, and issued the most toxic tally of pardons we have ever seen,” said Cuomo. The “26 new Trump pardons tonight, gifts to many convicted criminals that you know well who did horrible things. Many admitted it. And then [Trump]left to go golf in Florida. After vetoing pay for the military, after leaving relief in limbo, millions of Americans don’t have food for Christmas, let alone money for heat or gifts. And he knows it. And he doesn’t sign the relief bill. And he doesn’t veto it. So, he knows nothing will happen.”
Cuomo quipped that there was a “gift” in the moment, “the gift of ultimate clarity about this outgoing president: Democrats, Independents, real Republicans, you all now know just based on the last 24 hours alone this guy is the worst ever. He is the worst president we have ever seen, period. He has not only proven to be incompetent, but he is indeed truly inhumane. He has denied the hungry. He has denied our warriors. He has denied a pandemic, and he does not give a damn about anything but lying about it all and faking his own greatness. That is the truth.”
“And the only reason you would defend that is because you don’t want to give in to the status quo,” he continued. “But what are you saying when you decide to reject the status quo by making it worse, by injecting the political equivalent of a virus into our political corpus? And that’s what Trump is. He is not a cure. He has never been a cure. He was never going to be a cure. He was injected as a virus to make the system sick, and he has. And now we are on our knees in this country. And the only chance for us to get to a better place is to recognize what we have had all along. The ability to come together, to be about a common cause, and to demand better from the men and women that we invest with power to do our business. If you expect nothing, you get this: we must change. Let it be a gift to us before this Christmas. He is the worst. We must get better from here.”