Take It From Mick: He’s The Fun Chief Of Staff!

on April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on President Donald Trump's FY2019 budget request for the Office of Management and Budget. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 26, 2019 8:05 a.m.

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney says he’s having a blast.

Per Politico, he’s installed popcorn machines and instituted happy hours, sipping red wine and whiskey along with his often beleaguered underlings.

According to the Atlantic, his recreational moves echo his professional ones, as he gives President Donald Trump a long leash, loathe to suffer the ramifications of imposing discipline like his predecessor John Kelly.

“I love the job—I’m having a great time,” he told the Atlantic. “Look, with the exception of Jared and Ivanka, this is probably the greatest job any of us is ever gonna have, so we might as well enjoy it.”

Fully aware of the ephemerality of White House popularity and constantly jockeying for the next big thing, Mulvaney seems content to ride the wave until it crashes.

“He could fire any of us tomorrow,” Mulvaney said. “So what difference does it make if you’re ‘acting’ or ‘permanent’?”

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