Mick Mulvaney is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under the Trump Administration, and as such, his words almost always represent the views of the White House and President Donald Trump. So it’s remarkably noteworthy that, during an appearance on Fox & Friends this morning, he explained the President’s recent debt ceiling deal he cut with Democrats as an expression of White House frustration with the GOP establishment, and not the opposition party.
Asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade about Capitol Hill Republican’s apparent decision to push the Tax Reform agenda back, Mulvaney was clear in laying blame on the Republicans inability to fulfill virtually any campaign promise and even connected Trump’s frustration with that felt by an “ordinary Republican voter” saying:
Put yourself in the shoes of just an ordinary Republican voter, a citizen, anybody who is concerned about the way this country is moving. We were told that we would have ObamaCare repeal and replace by now. We were told we would probably be finished with tax reform by now and even starting to talk about infrastructure. And yet here we are in the early part of September and they haven’t even repealed and replaced ObamaCare yet. That frustration is real. The President is a guy who is driven by results and driven by action and that’s not always the way Washington works. So I think you are seeing that frustration very reasonably percolate to the top.
The brewing civil war within the GOP between establishment officials and President Trump’s new brand of populist conservative politics is real. And when the administration’s Director of OMB is pointing his finger at members of his own party that are soon to face re-election in the next year? Well time to breakout that popcorneating.gif and watch this story unfold.
Watch the clip above courtesy of Fox News.
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