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Mick Mulvaney, former chief of staff for President Donald Trump, told CNBC Thursday that he's resigning from his new diplomatic post of special envoy to Northern Ireland.
“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,” Mulvaney told the network.
“Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they’re worried the president might put someone worse in,” Mulvaney added. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien was considering resigning over the insurrection. O’Brien’s deputy, Matthew Pottinger, has reportedly resigned. Stephanie Grisham, chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, and Sarah Matthews, White House deputy press secretary, resigned Wednesday.
“We didn’t sign up for what you saw last night,” Mulvaney said. “But all of that went away yesterday, and I think you’re right to ask the question as to ‘how did it happen?’”
Mulvaney added that Trump was “not the same as he was eight months ago.”
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