Trump Vents To Mulvaney: ‘We Are Getting Crushed!’ On Shutdown Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26 : Director of the OMB Mick Mulvaney listens as President Donald J. Trump speaks during a lunch with Members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Was... WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26 : Director of the OMB Mick Mulvaney listens as President Donald J. Trump speaks during a lunch with Members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump, ever hyper-aware of how his administration plays out in the media, boiled over recently as he turned to his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney: “We are getting crushed! Why can’t we get a deal?”

According to a Wednesday New York Times report, Trump is shocked that Democrats haven’t come around on the wall and has taken to finger pointing at various aides whenever he sees news or polling indicating that Americans are blaming him for the prolonged shutdown.

Mulvaney, the recipient of Trump’s latest outburst, is meanwhile trying to find his sea legs in his new position, reportedly taking a more hands-off approach than his predecessor.

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