Former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Monday refuted claims made by journalist Bob Woodward’s in his new book “Rage” that he was against President Donald Trump’s attack to kill Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
Fox Business Network “Varney & Company” host Stuart Varney asked Mulvaney about the claim he “argued vigorously against killing Soleimani.”
Mulvaney said he is not sure why that claim is newsworthy, adding Trump’s staff weighed all kinds of options before ultimately striking the Iranian general.
“I’m not sure what his source is, but I’m not sure why it would even be newsworthy that the chief of staff is laying out all of the options for the president, or at least making sure that the staff is doing that, that the cabinet secretaries are pitching all sorts of different contingencies to the president, so I’m not sure why it’s newsworthy,” Mulvaney told Varney. “Did