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Mulvaney in 2016: Trump's Words Would Have Disqualified Him in ‘Ordinary Universe’

Incoming White House chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney said President Trump’s actions and words would have disqualified him from office in an “ordinary universe” in a 2016 interview, CNN reports. In an interview with a South Carolina-based radio show one week after the Access Hollywood tape leaked, Mulvaney told the hosts more unsavory recordings of Trump were bound to come out. “My guess is worse stuff is going to come out in the last 30 days,” Mulvaney said in the October 2016 interview. “They've got more videotapes. Everything the guy's ever said is on a videotape or an audio tape. There is going to be some atrocious things that are gonna come out. That's not going to make Hillary Clinton a good candidate for president.” Mulvaney continued, saying that neither Trump nor Clinton would be a good “role model” for his “16-year-old triplets.” “In an ordinary universe, would both of these people's past activities disqualify them for serving for office? Yes. But that's not the world we live in today,” Mulvaney said. “The world we live in today, it's either him or her and for me that's still an easy choice.” The Daily Beast previously reported Mulvaney called Trump “a terrible human being” during a Nov. 2016 debate with his then-Congressional challenger.