Mick Mulvaney Unleashes Hell On Roast Beef Sandwiches and Fish Ladders: ‘This Is Stupid!’


During a meeting on Thursday, President Donald Trump and his cabinet spoke to reporters on a variety of topics, including both the ongoing issue of family separation at the border, and the just announced plan for government reorganization.

Some of the members took a few minutes to speak to the President and the press about their issues, and among those, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney took an extended period of time to address governmental structure. And also hot dogs.

“We are almost 20% into the 21st century, but still dealing with a government that is from the earliest 20th century,” said Mulvaney. “This leads, Mr. President, to some bizarre results.”

And he was prepared to list some of those results. Like, flip-chart prepared.

“Right now, because of the Byzantine nature of the way that we regulate in this country, if you had a cheese pizza, you make a cheese pizza, that is governed by the United States Department of Agriculture,” he said, before quickly correcting. “No, it’s the other way around. I always get these backwards. If you make a cheese pizza it’s governed by the Food and Drug Administration. If you put a pepperoni on it, that’s governed by USDA.”

An odd moment, but it wasn’t over.

“If you have a chicken governed by the USDA. If that chicken lays an egg, it’s governed by the FDA. But if you break the egg and make an omelet that is now covered again by the USDA,” he said.

Still more, though. “If you have an open face roast beef sandwich that’s one or the other. But you put the bread on top of it, it’s the other. A hot dog, the hot dog meat is governed by one, you put it in a bun it’s governed by another.”

“One of my favorites, if you have a salt water fish, you have a salmon and it’s in the ocean it’s governed by the Department of Commerce. Once it swims up river, it’s governed by the department of interior, and to get there it has to go up a fish ladder governed by the U.S. Army corps of engineers,” he finished.

“This is stupid,” Mulvaney then correctly observed, to plenty of laughter in the room.

And all that was before he even got to his charts for reorganizing the Army Corps of Engineers.

Quite a presentation. Unrelated question, which agency regulates caffeine?

No reason.

Watch the clips above, courtesy of Fox News.

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