Mick Mulvaney, the upcoming acting chief of staff for the Trump White House, appeared in a debate in South Carolina on November 2, 2016, during which he described the future President as “a terrible human being.” This video shows the moment the then Republic Congressman Mulvaney made the remark at York Middle School in York during a debate with his Democrat counterpart Fran Person.
In the clip, he is asked by the debate chair: “Are you supporting your party’s candidate for the presidency and why?” Mulvaney responds: “Sure.
If I have any chance to accomplish what the majority of the fifth district of South Carolina sent me to Washington to do, Donald Trump has to be president, period.
You want to try to balance the budget?
You want to try and fix health care?
You go down the list of things that people asked me to do, and they are not going to get done with Hillary Clinton.” He continues: “Do I like Donald Trump?
Is he a role model for my 16-year-old triplets?
Is he a role model for my sons?
[Hillary] is neither a role model for my daughter.
I don’t like her very much either.
We have perhaps two of the most flawed human beings running for president in the history of the country.
So I have to step back and look and say, ‘OK, what do y’all, the majority of the folks who vote for me, want me to do?’ And in order to accomplish that, I have to support Donald Trump and he has to win.” After further expressing his opposition to Clinton because he claims she will continue the legacy of then President Barack Obama, he concludes: “Yes, I’m supporting Donald Trump.
I’m doing so as enthusiastically as I can, given the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being, but the choice on the other side is just as bad.” Two weeks after the 2016 debate, Trump became President, the Daily Beast reported.
This video was recirculated online on December 15, 2018, shortly after Mulvaney was announced as Trump’s next chief of staff, replacing John Kelly at the end of this year, CNN reported.
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