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Trump asks Mulvaney to leave room during ABC interview due to coughing

The Hill logo The Hill 6/17/2019 Rebecca Klar and Brandon Conradis
Mick Mulvaney wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Trump asks Mulvaney to leave room during ABC interview due to coughing © The Hill Trump asks Mulvaney to leave room during ABC interview due to coughing

President Trump was so bothered by his chief of staff's coughing during an interview in the Oval Office with ABC News that he asked his top aide to leave the room.

Trump was in the middle of answering a question from ABC's George Stephanopoulos about his financial records when he abruptly asked to do another take.

"And let's do that over, he's coughing in the middle of my answer," Trump told Stephanopoulos, referring to his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

"I don't like that, you know, I don't like that," Trump continued, referring to Mulvaney's coughing.

"Your chief of staff," Stephanopoulos clarified.

"If you're going to cough, please leave the room. You just can't, you just can't cough. Boy oh boy," Trump said.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

Trump proceeded to answer Stephanopolous's question by saying he wanted people to see his "financial statement," calling it phenomenal."

Trump added the decision is "not up to me, it's up to lawyers."

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