On Sunday, former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney commented on his November 7 Wall Street Journal opinion piece suggesting the president would “concede gracefully” if he lost the election. Mulvaney, who served as President Donald Trump ‘s acting White House chief of staff, defended the op-ed during an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace. Referencing the piece, published four days after the election, Mulvaney said his argument that Trump would “participate in a peaceful transition of power” was rooted in observations of the president’s conduct until that point. Throughout his Sunday morning remarks to Wallace, which elicited several challenges from the Fox News host, Mulvaney insisted that Trump’s behavior surrounding Wednesday’s U.S. Capitol riot signaled a shift from past actions. “I feel a lot of emotions this week. I was shocked, I was angered, I was sad, I was embarrassed, I was frustrated,” said Mulvaney, who resigned from his position as special envoy to Northern Ireland after the deadly riot. He was one of several Trump administration officials and cabinet members to announce their resignations in light of the siege, carried out by hordes of Trump supporters who, urged by the president and his allies , stormed the Capitol… Read full this story
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