|King Trump was displeased when his chief of staff coughed during an interview|
During an interview segment with George Stephanopolous of ABC News, Donald Trump stopped mid-sentence and asked for a ‘re-shoot’ of his answer because his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, coughed in the background.
As he was answering a question regarding his financial records, Trump stopped – as if on a television set.
“And let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer,” Trump told Stephanopoulos.
“I don’t like that, you know, I don’t like that,” Trump said in reference to the coughing, with clear disdain.
“Your chief of staff,” Stephanopoulos asked.
“If you’re going to cough, please leave the room,” said Trump. “You just can’t, you just can’t cough. Boy oh boy…”
Even at the end of the interview, Trump revisited “the cough.”
Pres. Trump says he “might” turn over his “financial statement” to Congress.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 17, 2019
He actually goes back to the cough at the end of the interview. Can’t let it go. pic.twitter.com/3jfqiObHig
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 17, 2019
On Twitter, Washington Post reporter Jackie Alemany shared a message from a former Trump campaign staffer:
Text from former 2016 Trump campaign staffer: “I was told by multiple people when I came aboard to never cough or sneeze while in the presence of Trump. He thinks it’s a sign of weakness and lack of control. Nobody ever recovers.” https://t.co/9CmKeoH1iu
— Jackie Alemany (@JaxAlemany) June 17, 2019
— Brit. (@Bretana_) June 17, 2019
With all the news made on #Trump30Hours the scene where trump condescending embarrasses the person who coughs is the most revealing. Like Lonesome Rhodes in ‘A Face In The Crowd’ the curtain is down and the emperor is wearing no clothes. pic.twitter.com/Swh7iRceKX
— Barry Thomas Goldberg (@barrytgoldberg) June 17, 2019
Does he think he is a director on a TV show set? “Cut! HE COUGHED DURING MY LINE! I can’t work in these conditions!” LOL
— Warboy (@WARB0YS) June 17, 2019
I like how her REALLY thought that @GStephanopoulos was gonna re-shoot his original answer!!! 😂😂😂
— Elisha Hill (@elishaah81) June 17, 2019