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[WATCH]Ex-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s Child Can’t Get Tested, Blasts Trump

 Mick Mulvaney who used to serve as White House Chief of Staff blasted Trump when Mulvaney’s son could not get tested for the coronavirus, even though, Mulvaney used to think the virus was a hoax. Mulvaney destroyed Trump in an op-ed for CNBC where he wrote, “I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country. My son was tested recently; we had to wait five to seven days for results. My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify. That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic.”

Months ago Mulvaney stood by Trump’s belief that the coronavirus was the “hoax of the day” and promoted the idea that the virus was being weaponized politically against the President. Mulvaney said to reporters back in February, “The reason you’re seeing so much attention to [the coronavirus] today is that they think this is going to be what brings down the president.  That’s what this is all about.”

Mulvaney seems to no longer feel that the virus is something that can be ignored as he is now criticizing Trump for not increasing the amount of testing. People have been quick to blast Mulvaney for his sudden change of heart on the matter. Abby Phillip of CNN tweeted, “Glad Mulvaney no longer believes this is a hoax, even though it apparently took his two children being impacted to change his mind.”

Binyamin Applebaum of The New York Times also had words for Mulvaney. He said, “This opinion piece by Mick Mulvaney is a fine illustration of the old truth that it’s only a crisis once it’s happening to you.”

Testing is not the only thing Mulvaney discussed in his op-ed as he also criticized the effort by Congress to pass another stimulus check to Americans. He suggested that the next bill not included giving money directly to citizens. He suggested that a payroll tax cut was a better idea, but many were quick to point out that such a tax cut would majorly increase the profits of the super-rich.  The Hill’s Saagar Enjeti had this to say about Mulvaney’s idea, “This Mick Mulvaney op-ed is a joke. He makes the case against fiscal stimulus but says if we HAVE to have one then we should cut payroll taxes and index capital gains to inflation. Mulvaney says the real danger of stimulus is that [Republicans] would overpromise [and] underdeliver by doing so and could suffer in future elections. Thus his solution is that Republicans should underpromise and underdeliver so they can lose the election in November. Galaxy brain stuff here.”

Rep. John Larson, D-Ct., the chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees Social Security, dismissed Mulvaney’s payroll tax cut. He said, “A payroll tax holiday will benefit the wealthy the most and would harm Social Security. He added, “This is a non-starter.”



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