Trump Savages New Chief Of Staff Mulvaney Over Shutdown Debacle: ‘You Just F*cked It All Up’
It’s been merely five weeks since former chief of staff John Kelly left the White House and already new “acting” chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is reportedly driving President Donald Trump crazy.
According to a new report published by Axios on Sunday, Mulvaney got quite the dressing-down from the president, who blamed him for mishandling the shutdown talks.
In an awkward scene during the meeting, Axios reports, Mulvaney attempted to negotiate the dollars for the wall on a sum both parties could agree.
“If Dems weren’t OK with $5.7 [billion] and the president wasn’t OK with $1.3 [the Democratic offer] … he was trying to say we should find a middle ground,” one source told Axios.
Trump cut him off, the source said.
“You just f*cked it all up, Mick,” the president snapped in front of Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle.
The source called it “kind of weird,” noting it seemed Trump was annoyed with Mulvaney.
“As a negotiator, Trump was resetting,” the source said. “Mick was not reading the room or the president.”
White House officials called it “exaggerated” and alleged it was just a “joke.”
You can read the full report here.