Former Trump Aide Slams Debate as "Embarrassment"

Some harsh words for the President of the United States and the man who wants his job.

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci called the first debate between Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden an "embarrassment" to the country.

During the 90-minute debate on Tuesday night, the candidates constantly interrupted each other as the moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, struggled to maintain control.

Scaramucci, now a hedge fund investor and managing partner of Skybridge Capital, told the media early Wednesday, “I don’t think anybody won. That debate, you know, was a little bit of an embarrassment to the country, frankly.”

He added that there needs to be a better system to control how next debates are held. Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22.

U.S. stock futures declined following the debate. But Scaramucci said what the markets thought of the debate will only become clearer in Wednesday’s trading.

Scaramucci — who was fired by Trump in 2017 less than two weeks into the job — has previously thrown his support behind Biden. He maintains his view that Biden will win the November election.

Scaramucci said Americans are not better off from four years ago, when Trump was first elected, because of the health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While Trump can’t be blamed for the pandemic, "you can blame him for the way he’s handled it," he added.

He also said Biden is a more likeable, less polarizing, figure than Trump.