Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Rachel Maddow and other liberals should take "maybe a suppository" to treat what he characterized as "Trump Derangement Syndrome" after the MSNBC host called President Trump's decision to sit down with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un "particularly risky" and "an unwise move."
Scaramucci, a former Fox Business host and who held the role of White House communications director for 11 days, was asked to respond by "Fox & Friends" host Pete Hesgeth.
"The President has a great relationship with President Xi [Jinping]. They obviously don’t like talking about that. And the combination of those forces have now allowed for this opportunity to take place for the world," Scaramucci said, referring to the president of China. "So it’s more complicated story than what she is saying."
"But you can tell she has a little bit of that Trump Derangement Syndrome, which I like. I’m hoping one of these comedians will come up with an anti-anxiety medication for these liberals. Just take one tablet a day, maybe a suppository, and take it easy. It's morning, had to wake everybody up with that," Scaramucci added.
Scaramucci has evoked suppositories in the past, most recently suggesting that former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum take one during an argument on Bill Maher's HBO program "Real Time."
On Thursday outside the White House, South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, made the announcement about
the Trump-Kim meeting in a statement after meeting with Trump and administration officials.
“President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization," Chung told reporters.
The president also expressed optimism in hailing the landmark meeting.
"Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze," Trump wrote to his 48.4 million followers. "Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!"
If Trump meets with Kim, he would become the first U.S. president to ever meet with a North Korean leader while in office.
It is not known yet where or exactly when the meeting will take place.