Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lashed out at CNN’s Jim Acosta on Tuesday after the White House reporter asked if Donald Trump’s national security team was chaotic after the departure of national security advisor John Bolton.
Mnuchin held a press briefing along with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shortly after Trump announced that Bolton had been fired.
“Is the national security team a mess?” CNN’s Jim Acosta asked.
“Absolutely not. That’s the most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard of,” Mnuchin snapped.
Acosta then pointed out that Trump had had three national security advisors in three years.
“Let me just say, the national security team, which is what you asked, consists of the national security advisor, the secretary of of defense, the secretary of state, myself, the chief of staff, and many others,” Mnuchin added.
Take a look at the exchange in the video clip below: