Report: Trump is Unhappy With Chief of Staff Mulvaney
Since reports broke of improper phone call between Donald Trump and Volodmyr Zelensky, the GOP has put up a unified fight. The messaging has been simple: there was no quid pro quo in call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. The President has often claimed that Zelensky himself denies being pressured by the US.
During a press conference last week, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney diverged from this strategy and essentially admitted to a quid pro quo. According to CNN, Trump is growing more and more upset with Mulvaney’s performances.
The topic was discussed on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN Newsroom. Host Ana Cabrera and correspondent Jeremy Diamond discussed Mulvaney’s Fox News interview on Sunday morning.
During the Fox spot, Mulvaney was repeatedly pressed about his words by anchor Chris Wallace. The Daily Beast described the Chief of Staff’s interview performance as “a melt down.”
Cabrera told her viewers, “Sources say President Trump is increasingly frustrated with his acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney after watching media coverage this weekend of Mulvaney’s attempts to clean up the admission he made on live TV–that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine.”
Diamond chimed in, “This source tells me much of the president’s thinking is being driven by the news coverage he’s been watching over the last 24 hours, including Mick Mulvaney’s struggle to defend his walk back during a Fox News interview earlier today.”
The correspondent also noted, “despite the president’s frustrations with Mulvaney, we know it’s not uncommon for the president to grow frustrated with his staff and by no means is it clear the president will be ousting his chief of staff.”