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Mick Mulvaney says he and Trump ‘joked’ about him calling President ‘a terrible human being’

Mick Mulvaney says he and Trump ‘joked’ about 2016 video in which he is seen calling the President ‘a terrible human being’

  • Mick Mulvaney is Director of White House Office of Management and Budget
  • He was named by President Trump to be acting White House Chief of Staff 
  • Shortly after he was named, video emerged of Mulvaney during 2016 campaign
  • He was seen in the video calling Trump ‘a terrible human being’
  • In 2015, Mulvaney called Trump’s idea of a border wall ‘childish’ and ‘simplistic’
  • Mulvaney appeared on the weekly Sunday program This Week on ABC 
  • He said he and Trump ‘joked’ about video and that he ‘likes working’ for Trump 

Mick Mulvaney says he and President Donald Trump ‘joked’ about a 2016 video in which the next acting White House Chief of Staff calls his future boss a ‘terrible human being.’

Mulvaney, who has served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, where he was asked about the now-viral clip.

‘Look, I think what’s wrong with Washington, D.C. – people spend a lot more time looking at what people say instead of what they do,’ Mulvaney said.

Mick Mulvaney says he and President Donald Trump ‘joked’ about a 2016 video in which the next acting White House Chief of Staff calls his future boss a ‘terrible human being.’

Audio and video emerged of Mulvaney trashing Trump during the 2016 campaign ¿ even as he endorsed him over rival Hillary Clinton. Mulvaney is seen right alongside his Democratic opponent, Fran Person, during the race for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District seat

Audio and video emerged of Mulvaney trashing Trump during the 2016 campaign – even as he endorsed him over rival Hillary Clinton. Mulvaney is seen right alongside his Democratic opponent, Fran Person, during the race for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District seat

The former South Carolina Republican says Trump ‘knows that I have been fighting with him to fight for ordinary Americans for the last two years.’

‘He likes having me around and I like working for him,’ Mulvaney says.

Trump this month tapped Mulvaney to serve as his ‘acting’ Chief of Staff, following an awkward search after his announcement that Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving shortly.

Soon after he revealed the choice this month, audio and video emerged of Mulvaney trashing Trump during the 2016 campaign – even as he endorsed him over rival Hillary Clinton.

It may have hit a nerve.

According to Axios, Trump recently asked an adviser, ‘Did you know [Mulvaney] called me “a terrible human being” back during the campaign?’

The was a reference to a debate video where Mulvaney did, in fact, call Trump a ‘terrible human being.’

Trump was ‘furious’ when he saw the video, according to the account.

It quoted a spokeswoman saying the recording was from before Mulvaney met Trump – implying it would not be a breach of friendship.

The former South Carolina Republican says Trump (seen above) ‘knows that I have been fighting with him to fight for ordinary Americans for the last two years’

Immediately after the video surfaced, newly unearthed audio recordings revealed still more condemnation by Mulvaney.

As with earlier explosive video recordings, these remarks from 2016 include cutting comments by Mulvaney, a former House member, against the character and integrity of the man who tapped him to fill what is traditionally one of the nation’s most powerful positions.

Mulvaney lamented that Trump had said ‘atrocious things’ on the infamous ‘p****’ tape that came out a week before the spoke in the newly uncovered radio interview, and said Trump should in no way be a model for his own daughters.

But incredibly, Mulvaney slipped the scathing comments into an endorsement of Trump, arguing he was the lesser evil in a choice between the GOP candidate and Hillary Clinton, who he compared to a ‘man-eating lion.’

‘Should either of these people be, be a role model for my 16-year-old triplets? No,’ Mulvaney told South Carolina’s Jonathon and Kelly show, which is broadcast by Clear Channel, CNN reported.

Mulvaney was also quoted as saying in 2015 that Trump’s idea for a wall along the border with Mexico were ‘childish’ and ‘simplistic.’

‘The fence doesn’t solve the problem,’ Mulvaney said during an interview unearthed by CNN.

‘Is it necessary to have one? Sure. Would it help? Sure.

‘But to just say build the darn fence and have that be the end of an immigration discussion is absurd and almost childish for someone running for president to take that simplistic of [a] view.’

The comments emerged before the partial shutdown of the federal government, in part over Trump’s demand for a border wall, with House Republicans bowing to his demand and inserting $6billion in new border funding that immediately ran into resistance in the Senate. 



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