Because someone in the hospitality business would want to jail and relocate the homeless away from hotels, put refugees in detention camps, and separate children from families
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Wow, Mick Mulvaney admits your personal business interests will affect decisions you make because that's who you are at the end of the day.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 20, 2019
Much like Trump, Mulvaney assumes you should not trust your own perceptions, only trust The Leader.
The White House Chief of Staff is having a complete meltdown on Fox News Sunday right now.
Mulvaney's core strategy is the denying he said things that HE SAID IN FRONT OF CAMERAS
So he denies it, and then Wallace plays the tape.
It's incredible. https://t.co/HcWcHlCYUo
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 20, 2019
The Mulvaney implosion puts his status in further jeopardy.
Here is the WH Chief of Staff admitting the President planned to force world leaders & American taxpayers to prop up his failing property because he's "in the hospitality business". 😐 pic.twitter.com/H8wtvP8iFf
— Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) October 20, 2019
(Bloomberg) — Some of Donald Trump’s closest associates are assembling a roster of possible replacements if the president decides to replace Mick Mulvaney, his acting chief of staff, said three people close to the situation.
Among those said to be on the list are former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and veteran political operative Wayne Berman, now a senior managing director for government relations at the Blackstone Group Inc.
White House communications staff didn’t immediately comment.
Mulvaney said Sunday he hasn’t offered his resignation to Trump over Thursday’s press briefing.
“Did I have the perfect press conference, no,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I still think I’m doing a pretty good job as the chief of staff, and I think the president agrees.”
— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) October 21, 2019
Trump was testing. He is constantly testing both publicly and privately. That is the way a con man with power operates and he has compromised many close to him who will protect him and give him the loyalty he demands. Clearly, he owns Bill Barr, who has gone to the dark side. https://t.co/cbpIiwpOzb
— John Dean (@JohnWDean) October 20, 2019
The boiling mind of Trump has spawned a cottage industry for cognitive experts who have questioned whether he is, well, all there. But as the impeachment inquiry barrels ahead on Capitol Hill, several associates of the president, including former White House aides, worry that his behavior is likely to get worse. Angered by the proceedings, unencumbered by aides willing to question his judgment, and more and more isolated in the West Wing, Trump is apt to lash out more at enemies imagined and real, these people told me. Conduct that has long been unsettling figures to deteriorate as Trump comes under mounting stress. What unfolded Wednesday inside the West Wing’s walls might be only a foretaste of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described that day, after a meeting with Trump, as a presidential “meltdown.”
As Trump becomes more angered by impeachment and more isolated in the West Wing, some of his associates predict that his behavior is going to get worse, @PeterAtlantic reports: https://t.co/kNjcDmtKMN
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) October 20, 2019
His speech has changed over time, too. Software programs show that Trump currently speaks at a fourth-to-sixth-grade level. (Politicians are practiced at speaking to wide swaths of Americans, but Obama, for example, according to those speech analyses, spoke at an 11th-grade level in his final news conference as president.) A study last year by two University of Pittsburgh professors examining Trump’s appearances on Fox News found that the quality of his speech was worsening. They studied his comments over a seven-year period ending in 2017—just as his presidency began—and found that he had begun using substantially more “filler words”such as um and uh, though the authors did not conclude that the change signaled cognitive decline.
I have no reason to believe Don Jr was one of the referrals, but virtually everyone is overstating how final the Mueller Report was.
Manafort was ongoing (plus another AOUSA investigation)
Stone was ongoing (new GJ)
Mystery Appellant was ongoing
2 referrals relating to Stone
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) October 20, 2019
An excellent chaser for “The Laundromat” is Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman’s new book, “The Triumph of Injustice,” which documents in great detail the proposition that, as the authors put it, “capital income … is becoming tax-free.” https://t.co/dZZBXvLjFw
— Timothy Noah (@TimothyNoah1) October 20, 2019