On Sunday, former Trump administration authorities Mick Mulvaney discussed his November 7 Wall Street Journal viewpoint piece recommending the president would “yield gracefully” if he lost the election. Mulvaney, who worked as President Donald Trump’s acting White Home chief of staff, protected the op-ed throughout an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace.

Referencing the piece, released 4 days after the election, Mulvaney said his argument that Trump would “take part in a peaceful transition of power” was rooted in observations of the president’s conduct up until that point. Throughout his Sunday early morning remarks to Wallace, which generated numerous difficulties from the Fox News host, Mulvaney firmly insisted that Trump’s behavior surrounding Wednesday’s U.S. Capitol riot indicated a shift from past actions.

” I feel a lot of feelings this week. I was shocked, I was angered, I was unfortunate, I was ashamed, I was annoyed,” stated Mulvaney, who resigned from his position as special envoy to Northern Ireland after the deadly riot. He was among several Trump administration officials and cabinet members to reveal their resignations because of the siege, carried out by crowds of Trump supporters who, urged by the president and his allies, stormed the Capitol to protest Joe Biden’s election success.

He purportedly drew contrasts to the sitting president’s approach to leadership during Mulvaney’s term in the White House, which ended eight months earlier.

” I have actually seen the president be presidential before, and I now that he has the capability to do it. He did it every single day,” Mulvaney said. Mick Mulvaney, Donald Trump, White House

On Sunday Mick Mulvaney, former acting White House chief of personnel, faced concerns from Fox News host Chris Wallace over his November op-ed suggesting President Donald Trump would “concede gracefully.” Above, Mulvaney goes to a White House meeting on December 19, 2019.
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Wallace pointed out that Mulvaney did not resign from his White Home role after Trump was impeached for supposedly threatening to withhold military help from Ukraine in an effort to force an investigation targeting Biden, nor did he step down after Trump’s immigration policies purchased family separations and detainment of kids at the U.S.-Mexico border. Wallace likewise kept in mind that Mulvaney stayed a top administration official when Trump overlooked to condemn white supremacists following the 2017 car ambush in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and hurt many.

Trump and his project had actually already begun to publicize baseless claims of voter fraud, “rigged” election treatments and Democratic schemes preventing him from securing a 2nd term in workplace when Mulvaney’s op-ed was published.


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