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President Trump's trip to El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio may have been a "catastrophe," but he's still heading to his New Jersey golf club feeling "smug," according to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

Scaramucci spoke to The Associated Press ahead of Trump's upcoming 10-day trip and said that the president, believe it or not, "doesn't think he is facing any challenges" at the moment.

"His attitude is, 'The economy is doing great, I am putting the hammer down on China, the rest is just noise,'" Scaramucci said. "The media is against him, his supporters are for him and the Democrats don’t seem like a threat. He's going on vacation feeling smug."

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That's not to say Scaramucci thinks this feeling is entirely justified. During an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball on Thursday evening, Scaramucci said that Trump's recent visits to El Paso and Dayton, during which he bragged in an El Paso hospital about the size of a crowd at his rally, went quite poorly.

"Look, the president didn't do well on the trip," Scaramucci said, Mediaite reports. "...If the trip is being made about him and not the demonstration of compassion and love and caring and empathy for those people then it becomes a catastrophe for him and the administration, and it's also a bad reflection on the country."

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