Ex Obama Adviser Jim Messina: Trump's An Idiot And Surrounded By Dumbest of the Dumb

He also says, were looking for a Dem in 2020 to 'stand up and punch Donald Trump in the face'

The campaign manager for former President Obama's 2012 reelection bid mocked remaining members of the Trump administration in an interview with MSNBC on Friday.

Speaking on the network's "Morning Joe," Jim Messina called aides still working for the Trump administration "the dumbest of the dumb." The remark follows weeks of high-profile departures from the White House.

"It's a problem across the administration," Messina said. "You have all these jobs open, and you have no competent people, you and I know this, who want to work in that administration."

"You've got kind of the dumbest of the dumb hanging out," he continued.

Messina took specific aim at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying that she had lost her ability to be taken seriously by reporters after Sanders claimed that she and President Trump had no knowledge of a $130,000 payment made to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.