Former Donald Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci said Friday that Twitter locked his account after he posted an insult aimed at the president’s weight.
Trump had jabbed at a man he thought was an overweight protester during a Manchester, New Hampshire rally, saying: ‘That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising.’
Scaramucci tweeted a video excerpt, along with his own commentary: ‘Said the fattest President since William Howard Taft
Telling Axios about his temporary Twitter ban, he said the jab at Trump’s girth was probably to blame.
‘I think it is related to “fat shaming” President Trump,’ he said. ‘I should have said he is the largest proportioned President since William Howard Taft. My bad.’
Trump famously fired Scaramucci after just 11 days as White House communications director. The loud-mouthed New York financier lost the job, among other reasons, for launching into a foul-mouthed rant against his co-workers during an interview with a magazine reporter.
The man Trump berated for his weight on Thursday night turned out to be one of his supporters, Frank Dawson, who followed a thin protester down the stairs as he was escorted from the arena.
Dawson laughed it off afterwards, telling Fox News he knew Trump was referring to him.
‘He didn’t see me ripping the signs away from those three people that were sitting near us, and they were trying to cause a ruckus, and they jumped up and they started yelling stuff, that I don’t even care what they were yelling about,’ he told the Fox News Channel.