Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney didn’t seem too concerned about the crowded field of Democratic candidates gunning to kick President Donald Trump from office, instead claiming that they’ve enjoyed watching the Democrats “implode.”
During an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Bill Hemmer, Mulvaney tackled a few issues that have already bubbled up in the 2020 Democratic primary, including the allegations of inappropriate behavior from former Vice President Joe Biden.
Mulvaney said the president and his team are not worried about any of the candidates running, calling the Democratic Party a “disaster.”
Hemmer: Dems 2020. Who concerns you the most?
Mulvaney: Right now, none of them. Goodness gracious, it’s a disaster over there.
Hemmer: But when you’re at Camp David and your discussions over the weekend?
Mulvaney: Honestly, in all fairness, it never came up. We’re having fun watching them implode.
Mulvaney noted that there has been a lot of apologizing going on in the Democratic primary. Biden has had to address his inappropriate behavior. Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) apologized for making a joke about his wife doing most of the work parenting their children. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) apologized for saying “all lives matter” during the Black Lives Matter movement. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have all issued various apologies, too.
The chief of staff claimed that Democrats are on a “Make America Apologize Again” tour instead of a standard campaign.
“I think, listen, the voters are going to decide. I laugh a little bit when I look at my Democrat friends and they’re running for president and it’s almost like, whoever can apologize the most for the most different things is going to win the Democratic nomination. It’s almost like they’re going to ‘Make America Apologize Again’ and it’s just a bizarre thing to watch as a Republican.”
So far, 17 prominent Democrats have entered the 2020 race with at least six more, including frontrunner Biden, still actively considering their official entry to the race.