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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