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CBS, NBC Sunday Shows Grill Mulvaney on Budget Cuts, Why Not Cut Vacations?


<p>On Sunday, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney was doing his due diligence to help sell President Donald Trump&rsquo;s federal budget by making the rounds on some the network morning shows. When he appeared on CBS&rsquo; <em>Face the Nation</em> and NBC&rsquo;s <em>Meet the Press</em>, moderators John Dickerson and Chuck Todd peppered the White House official with ridiculous and conflicting questions. &ldquo;<strong>Well, what about the President&#39;s vacations? You know, when he goes down to Mar-a-Lago,</strong>&rdquo; Dickerson pressed while openly admitting that it was a &ldquo;political question.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Dickerson tried to justify the question by throwing Mulvaney&rsquo;s own words back in his face:</p>

<p>You said, sort of, one of your guiding principles was: &lsquo;When you start looking at places where we reduce spending, one of the questions we ask was, can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs?&rsquo; The answer is &lsquo;no,&rsquo;</p>

<p>&ldquo;<strong>As s candidate, Trump made a lot of President Obama&#39;s vacations, now people are bringing that back to the President,</strong>&rdquo; he continued to question, &ldquo;<strong>What does a coal miner or single mom say about these trips down to Florida?</strong>&rdquo; Mulvaney responded by reminding his host that&nbsp;he used to be a congressman and that he remembers who he&rsquo;s beholden to, &ldquo;I used to be a member of congress. I used to represent 700,000 people and my first job was to represent their best interests.&rdquo;</p>