Trump might make Ivanka Trump first female POTUS by appointing her VP and resigning, says Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci, who very briefly served as the White House Director of Communications, has made some wild claims. He also believes that Trump won't win this election
American financier Anthony Scaramucci, who very briefly served as the White House Director of Communications has claimed that President Donald Trump may guarantee his daughter Ivanka becomes the first female president by appointing her as vice president and then resigning if he wins a second term.
Scaramucci told The Sun Online, "If Trump wins, imagine how emboldened and how crazy he will be.” Scaramucci claimed that Trump sees Ivanka as his successor over his sons -- he said, “I think of all the Trumps, she is the one he would want to see as his successor.” Scaramucci added that Trump supposedly “likes the optics and fanfare of having a Trump become the first female president.”
He said that Trump would do this by forcing out Mike Pence, before appointing his daughter as vice president. He would then resign “six to eight months” before the end of his term, allowing Ivanka the chance to be the incumbent president.
This, of course, hinges on Trump’s victory in the 2020 Presidential elections, something that the financier thinks is unlikely. Scaramucci said that Trump’s victory this time would be an even bigger surprise than his shock win in 2016. He said that the polling is currently as polarized and steady as it was ahead of landslide wins for Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, adding that Democratic nominee Joe Biden's polling advantage has been the largest since Clinton's reelection campaign against Bob Dole in 1996.
Scaramucci said that Trump would likely lose as "Trump is now the Hillary Clinton of the race". He added that "people are actually getting up and waiting in line for 12 hours to vote him out of office.” His certainty of this was, however, mixed with some caution. He admitted that it was still possible for Trump to pull out a victory, saying, “It's Trump, nobody really knows.” Scaramucci further said that scandals like the Hunter Biden emails controversy have not had much of an impact.
But is there a possibility of Scaramucci’s claims actually turning out to be true? Ivanka is popular among Trump’s supporters. The 38-year-old who is a businesswoman and former fashion model has already been floated by bookmakers and pundits as a possible Republican presidential nominee in 2024. Additionally, the United States Constitution's 25th amendment allows for a replacement VP to be dictated by the President. But it has to be confirmed with a majority vote in both Houses of Congress.
Scaramucci is pragmatic about either outcome. He said, "[Trump] may not lose, and the country will survive if he doesn't lose. Every election they say 'it’s the election of your life' but it’s not. Everyone will survive. And it’s not that I think he will lose because I want him to lose, even though I want him to lose. There is enough empirical data which shows he is going to lose."
Scaramucci further said that Trump could have secured victory if he had handled the coronavirus pandemic better. He said, "I expected him to handle Covid much much better. I was surprised by it -- if he had listened to the experts he would have probably won re-election. He is a reflexive guy, he is counter-intuitive, he wants to be the boss, he rejects experts and all that other stuff, but I was surprised at the lunacy of the way he has handled this. It used to be, 'I am blustering, wink wink' -- but now it’s 'I am blustering' with a middle finger as the accent point.”