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Mick Mulvaney resigns from Trump administration, says more will come: ‘We didn’t sign up for what you saw last night.’

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff and current special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland, has resigned from the Trump administration after the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

What are the details?

According to a Thursday morning report from CNBC, Mulvaney said he called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday evening to deliver his resignation.

Mulvaney made the remarks on a “Squawk Box” interview.

“I called [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo last night to let him know I was resigning from that. I can’t do it. I can’t stay,” he said, pointing out that Trump was “not the same as he was eight months ago.”

He also speculated that other Trump administration officials may soon follow suit.

“Those who choose to stay, and I have talked to a couple of them, are choosing to stay because they are concerned that the president might put someone in to replace them that could make things even worse,” Mulvaney said.

Mulvaney added, “We didn’t sign up for what you saw last night. We signed up for making America great again, we signed up for lower taxes and less regulation. The president has a long list of successes that we can be proud of.”

“[A]ll of that went away yesterday, and I think you’re right to ask the question as to ‘How did it happen?'” he said, and insisted that the violent riot that took place on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol will overshadow any of the president’s accomplishments and forever tarnish his legacy.

“The folks who spent time away from our families, put our careers on the line to go work for Donald Trump, and we did have those successes to look back at, but now it will always be, ‘Oh yeah, you work for the guy who tried to overtake the government,'” Mulvaney added. “That legacy is gone as of yesterday and that’s extraordinarily disappointing to those of us who work for him.”

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Breaking: President Trump replaces chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Mark Meadows

President Donald Trump announced that he was replacing acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Rep. Mark Meadows, the Republican Freedom Caucus congressman from North Carolina.

The president made the announcement via a tweet on Friday evening.

“I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff. I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one,” he tweeted.

“I want to thank Acting Chief Mick Mulvaney for having served the Administration so well,” he said in a second tweet. “He will become the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland. Thank you!”

Meadows becomes the president’s fourth chief of staff since he assumed the Oval Office in January 2017. He had announced in December 2019 that he was not seeking re-election to Congress, which fueled rumors that he might join the president’s cabinet.

“My work with President Trump and his administration is only beginning,” he said at the time.

On Friday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) praised the appointment of Meadows from his social media account.

“Mark Meadows is smart, loyal, and a true patriot. He’s a good man and my best friend! Couldn’t have picked anyone better for the job,” he tweeted.

Here’s a news report about the tweets:

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Trump’s chief of staff says Republicans only care about deficits when a Democrat is president

President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who was formerly the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, pointed out the hypocrisy of the Republican Party when it comes to the deficit, The Washington Post reported.

In a Wednesday night speech at the Oxford Union, Mulvaney said Republicans take a very different tone on the budget when a Democrat is president than they do when a Republican is in the White House.

What did he say?

“My party is very interested in deficits when there is a Democrat in the White House,” Mulvaney said, according to the Post. “The worst thing in the whole world is deficits when Barack Obama was the president. Then Donald Trump became president, and we’re a lot less interested as a party.”

Mulvaney also said that although he finds the deficit, which reached $1 trillion in 2019, “extraordinarily disturbing,” Republicans don’t care about it, and neither do voters.

Is he correct?

In 2011, a group of 23 Republican senators wrote a letter to then-President Barack Obama, urging him to address the rising deficit.

“Government spending is growing at an alarming rate, and the federal budget deficit has reached record levels,” the group of senators wrote to Obama. “Congress will soon face a vote to increase the debt ceiling yet again, the fourth time in your Presidency and the 11th time in the last decade. Future generations will drown in debt forced onto them by the inactions of Congresses and Administrations far before their time. The time to remedy these failures is now.”

In 2019, as it turns out, 23 Republican senators (although not all the same ones) voted against a budget deal supported by President Trump, citing concerns that it did not address the deficit problem.

However, those 23 senators also either voted in favor of the president’s tax cuts or publicly supported them while they weren’t yet in Congress. Although the tax cuts have helped create a strong economy, they come at the cost of a likely shortfall of $1 trillion or more over the 10 years following adoption of the tax law.