With Donald Trump now officially in the race for the White House in 2024, there are no shortage of former Trump acolytes lining up to insert themselves into the conversation.
The latest to emerge from the woodwork to give their opinion about the former President’s chances at reelection in ’24 is former Chief of Staff for the Trump administration, Mick Mulvaney.
Asked on CNN if he thought Trump’s announcement at Mar-a-Lago was good for the Republican party, Mick Mulvaney said: “No I don’t. I think he’s the only Republican who could lose.”
The former South Carolina congressman was Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget and then his third chief of staff, in an acting capacity between 2018 and 2020. He then became the US special envoy for Northern Ireland.
He’s not exactly the most popular fellow, however.
Mulvaney’s move into media punditry, as a voice from the Trump administration, has been widely criticised.
When CBS announced its hiring of Mulvaney earlier this year, Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post asked: “Why hire this partisan … who had such an execrable record of enabling his boss’s corruption and reinforcing his lies? What journalistic purpose could this possibly serve?”
Mulvaney is just the latest former Trump cohort to turn on their boss, with Mike Pence having been leading the way for some time.