Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin snapped at CNN’s Jim Acosta during today’s briefing, calling his question “ridiculous.”
The “original” briefing was supposed to include John Bolton alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Mnuchin, but as you know, Trump fired him.
Pompeo and Mnuchin went ahead with the press briefing as scheduled and responded a lot of questions about Bolton’s exit, potential replacement as well as how the administration’s foreign policy might change going forward.
“Is the national security team a mess?” Acosta asked as the briefing came to a close.
“Absolutely not,” Mnuchin shot back, adding, “That’s the most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard of.”
“We’ve had three national security advisors in three years,” Acosta pressed on.
“Let me just say,” Mnuchin snapped, “the national security team, which is what you asked, consists of the National Security Advisor, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, myself, the Chief of Staff, and many others, so …”
After this exchange, no wonder President Trump doesn’t like Acosta very much.
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