On Monday, The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles broke down a “very telling” moment during an exchange between President Donald Trump and George Stephanopoulos when the president stopped the interview because someone coughed in the background. Video and partial transcript below.
This clip from Donald Trump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos, which just leaked out, was some of the extra footage. It shows an interaction that is actually very telling about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is talking to Stephanopoulos. He’s giving an answer and his former budget director, now his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, coughs in the background. Trump stops the footage, stops the cameras, and says we’ve got to reset because he was coughing.
Donald Trump: At some point, I hope they get it.
George Stephanopoulos: You’re going to turn it over?
Donald Trump: No, at some point I might. But at some point, I hope they get it because it’s a fantastic financial statement. It’s a fantastic financial statement. Let’s do that over — he’s coughing in the middle of my answer.
George Stephanopoulos: Yeah, ok.
Donald Trump: I don’t like that. You know.
George Stephanopoulos: Your chief of staff…
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