President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: ‘Just call the FBI’ MORE 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 StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosButtigieg on offers of foreign intel: ‘Just call the FBI’ Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: ‘Just call the FBI’ Trump weighs in on UFOs in Stephanopoulos interview MORE about his financial records when he abruptly asked to do another take.
Pres. Trump says he “might” turn over his “financial statement” to Congress.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2019
“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 MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw White House mulling restoring daily press briefing with Sanders replacement: report MORE.
“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.”