Former Professor, known for being anti-Trump, was caught off-guard this Sunday from Anthony Scaramucci.
Scaramucci gave a nice rude wake-up call to the professor and humiliated him by noting that he got an A- in his class and still disagreed with him.
The new White House communications director was on CNN when he called out Lawrence Tribe, a prominent Harvard constitutional law professor who has become a one-man army of anti-Trump conspiracy theories, according to LawNewz.
Via Conservative Tribune:
Scaramucci was on Jake Tapper’s “State of the Union” when he was addressing the “stupid hypothetical” of whether or not the president can pardon himself. One of the critics who doesn’t believe that he can — and also believes it’s incredibly relevant — is Tribe, who teaches what The Daily Caller referred to as a “storied” constitutional law course at Harvard.
“I took constitutional law from Larry Tribe,” Scaramucci, a 1989 graduate of Harvard Law, told Tapper. “And if Professor Tribe is listening, I know he doesn’t like the president, but I did get an A- in your course.”
(see 12:10 in the vid below)
It didn’t take long for Tribe to respond via Twitter.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 23, 2017
The tweet also contained a link to an article on the self-pardoning controversy by Jonathan Turley.
Of course, Tribe’s credibility on this is undermined by the fact that he’s essentially become a conspiracy theorist. BuzzFeed noted that “in recent months Tribe has devoted much of his activity on Twitter to outraged extrapolation about the Trump administration. Often, these take the form of ‘big if true’ tweets that cite unconfirmed reports about Trump’s possible misdeeds and are essentially conjecture.”
One of these conjectures included a link to a conspiracy theory that the president gave $10 million to Rep. Jason Chaffetz to link the James Comey letter to Congress that announced he was restarting the investigation into Hillary Clinton. No truth was found to support this claim.
Reached by email, he said that he was aware of the “generally liberal slant” of the original source “that some people regard a number of its stories as unreliable.”
“When I share any story on Twitter, typically with accompanying content of my own that says something like ‘If X is true, then Y,’ I do so because a particular story seems to be potentially interesting, not with the implication that I’ve independently checked its accuracy or that I vouch for everything it asserts,” he said.
We can easily agree that this sound like someone we wouldn’t trust. We can also agree that giving Scaramucci an A- might be the best decision he ever made.