Dear Commons Community,
President Donald Trump appears to have booted acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney from the Oval Office for coughing during his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired yesterday.
“Let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer,” Trump said in the footage released by the network. “I don’t like that, you know. I don’t like that.”
Then, Trump asked Mulvaney to leave.
“If you’re going to cough, please leave the room,” Trump said, pointing and shaking his head. “You just can’t, you just can’t cough.”
Mulvaney was not seen on camera, but he was identified by Stephanopoulos as the unusual scene unfolded.
Let’s clear out throats for Trump!