Twitter Users Roast Mulvaney For Taking Zero Responsibility In Enabling Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mulvaney answered a range of questions relating ... WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mulvaney answered a range of questions relating to the impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump, and other issues during the briefing. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 10, 2021 2:55 p.m.

Fresh off of his resignation following the deadly insurrection at the Capitol that President Trump incited, former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was swiftly called out by Twitter users on Sunday when he took no responsibility for enabling Trump throughout his time serving in the President’s administration.

Last week, Mulvaney joined a slew of Trump administration officials who decided to resign in light of the pro-Trump Capitol riots. In announcing he was stepping down as special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland, Mulvaney told CNBC on Thursday that “we didn’t sign up for what you saw last night” and that Trump was “not the same as he was eight months ago.”

Mulvaney attempted to spout similar lines on Sunday when grilled on his role in enabling Trump to encourage his supporters to descend upon Washington D.C. on the day Congress was ratifying President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory, which ultimately led to the violent pro-Trump mob that breached the Capitol.

Pressed during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” on whether he feels any responsibility for enabling Trump, given how he served as the White House chief of staff for more than a year — a term that included telling reporters in 2019 to “get over it” when admitting Trump’s Ukraine quid pro quo — Mulvaney said that he believed that Trump “would leave in a presidential manner” when he wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in November.

Mulvaney further deflected by pointing fingers at Trump’s aides who “simply tell him what he wants to hear and reaffirm exactly what they think he wants them to say.”

“I’ve seen the president be presidential before and I know that he has the ability to do it. He did it every single day,” Mulvaney told Fox News. “I don’t know what’s different, if it’s different about him now, if it’s different about his advisers.”

Mulvaney played a similar game during his appearance on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, saying that Trump lacks “an ability to pivot” any of his opinions and has “not been the same” since losing the presidential election.

Mulvaney argued that he didn’t see the Capitol riots that Trump incited coming.

“People took him literally,” Mulvaney told MSNBC, referring to Trump. “I never thought I’d see that.”

Twitter users didn’t buy Mulvaney’s reasoning:

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