Former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said he and several others resigned from their government posts last week because Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot revealed an “existential” threat against the country. During an appearance on Sunday’s Meet the Press , Mulvaney said President Donald Trump has not “had an ability to pivot” any of his opinions and has “not been the same” since he lost the November presidential election. Mulvaney expressed shock at the deadly Washington riots and appeared to be awed that “people took [Trump] literally.” Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace also pushed back on Mulvaney as a Trump “yes man” and other former aides who say Trump has not changed. Mulvaney replied sheepishly, “It’s not true. It’s not good to surround yourself with yes men.” “Wednesday was a fundamental threat to the United States, it speaks to what makes us American, it’s an existential type of thing, it’s not superficial, it’s deep and it’s real and it’s different, which is why you saw so many resignations this week and didn’t see them over the course of the last couple years. Wednesday changed everything,” Mulvaney said. “People took him literally. I never thought I’d see that,” he… Read full this story
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