Poor White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
As Mulvaney continues to slash the budgets of social programs like Meals on Wheels, and as President Trump continues to cost the taxpayers roughly $3 million a weekend at Mar-a-Lago, he had to sacrifice getting business cards.
“You could always attack a budget for being political, right?” Mulvaney told “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson Sunday. “In fact, we — we are going to do so. But keep in mind who the president wrote the budget for. He — he wrote the budget for everybody. We’ve heard a lot of criticism, for example, about different line items in the — in the budget blueprint from members of Congress. That’s to be expected. I used to be a member of Congress.”
“I used to represent 700,000 people. And my first job was to represent their best interests. We had special interests at play on The Hill. We had lobbyists at play on The Hill. The president wrote this budget without consideration for those things, without being beholden to anybody except the people, and that’s who this budget is written for,” he said.
Dickerson questioned Mulvaney on how he could possibly think his budget was for “the people.”
“If you think about the coal miner and the single mom, doesn’t saving begin at home?” Dickerson asked. “I mean, there are things the president can do to cut back on his own using that text… The coal miner doesn’t get to fly down to Mar-a-Lago either.”
It was at this point that Mulvaney talked about his own personal struggles and how he couldn’t even budget for business cards.
“Yes,” he began. “I don’t have a business card to give to you today, John, because, at the Office of Management and Budget, we have to pay for our own business cards. So it does start at home but it’s already started.”
See the full exchange below: