President Donald Trump would have undermined the acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney at a meeting on January 4 under the leadership of Congress and said, "You just put it, Mick!" Mulvaney is shown at a meeting of Trump's cabinet at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2
President Donald Trump humbled his new Chief of Staff of the White House, Mick Mulvaney, for the leaders of Congress during the talks to end the government's closure, as was reported Sunday.
The incident occurred at the end of a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House on January 4, between Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, reported Axios.
Trump was quoted as saying: & # 39; You've all taken it in, Mick, & # 39; after the chief of staff, during negotiations with the legislators, had questioned the president's demand for $ 5.7 billion to build a boundary wall.
An official in the White House did not deny the vulgar quote, but said: "This is an exaggerated report of the exchange that does not reflect the good relationship that Mulvaney has built up with the president over the past two years."
The official added: "The president and Mulvaney later joked about it."
Trump has yet to reach an agreement with congressional leaders on the financing of his border wall, triggering a partial government stop that will take effect on Monday the 24th day and that many federal employees will miss pay slips on Friday.
The longest previous closure lasted 21 days under President Bill Clinton at the end of 1995 and early 1996.
The eruption would have occurred during a meeting between President Donald Trump, landlord Nancy Pelosi and Senate leader of minorities Chuck Schumer in the White Houst Situation Room, after Trump became irritated by Mulvaney's negotiating style. Mulvaney is pictured (left) while attending a meeting of Trump's cabinet at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 3rd. Trump is pictured (right) host of a round table discussion about border security and safe communities & # 39; in the Cabinet Room of the White House House in Washington, DC on January 11
At the January 4 meeting, Trump would have repeated its financing needs even after Vice President Mike Pence had asked the Democrats for less than half of that amount – he suggested reserving $ 2.5 billion for a boundary wall.
Sources told Axios that Mulvaney then intervened and suggested a compromise amount somewhere between what Trump wanted and what Democrats were offering, that was $ 1.3 billion.
Paraphrasing comments made by Mulvaney, the source said: & # 39; If the Dems were out of order with $ 5.7 [billion] and the president was not right with $ 1.3 [billion]… [Mulvaney] tried to say that we had to find a middle way. & # 39;
At that time, the president cut off his adjutant abruptly and said: "You've all taken it all, Mick, & # 39; according to a source.
& # 39; It was a bit weird, # said the source about the comment.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (left), and Senate Leader of the minorities Chuck Schumer (right), along with leave federal workers, are pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 9
Axios reported that it confirmed the president's remarks from another source in the room, saying that Trump seemed annoyed about Mulvaney's way of negotiating.
& # 39; As a negotiator, Trump was resetting, & # 39; said that source. Mick was not reading the room or the president. & # 39;
Axios also noted that Mulvaney initially requested $ 1.6 billion in a 2019 budget proposal that Trump had signed, although the president would have said: "Who asked for $ 1.6 billion? & # 39;
After John Kelly resigned, Mulvaney was named the acting chief of staff at the end of 2018.
Mulvaney still holds the title of director of the Office of Management and Budget.
While he will remain chief of staff, OMB Deputy Director Russ Vought will carry out the day-to-day tasks of that office, said press secretary Sarah Sanders in December.
After John Kelly resigned as Chief of Staff of the White House, Mulvaney was appointed acting Chief of Staff at the end of 2018. Mulvaney still holds the title of director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mulvaney (left) is pictured with Trump (right) during a lunch with & # 39; strategic initiatives & # 39; at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 22, 2017