VIRAL VIDEO: Trump Throws Chief Of Staff Out Of Oval Office For Coughing During TV Interview


President Trump was apparently so perturbed by his chief of staff coughing during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office last week, that he asked his staffer to leave the room, according to a transcript from the station.

Trump had been asked a question about his tax returns when someone off camera – identified as Mulvaney – reportedly begins coughing.

“I hope they get it, because it’s a fantastic financial statement,” Trump said Stephanopoulos amid apparent coughing before saying: “And let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer.”

“I don’t like that, you know, I don’t like that,” Trump reportedly said of Mulvaney’s coughing. “If you’re going to couch, please leave the room. You just can’t, you just can’t cough. Boy oh boy.”

“Your chief of staff,” Stephanopoulos reportedly clarified.

(Source: Fox News)


  1. It was probably some type of sign or signal. After the cough, POTUS asked if they can do it “differently”. He probably wanted to change his answer and the cough was a signal to change it.
    Go Trump!!!!!!!!!

  2. What did Trump tweet about this? This video is an obnoxious video to undermine the president. He has flaws and everyone has flaws so they caught something on video yay!!!. Maybe we should take some videos of these extreme left winged chickens squawking at home in pajamas ranting and raving about the president.

  3. The US commentator for the BBC floats the possibility that it was a signal to the President to be careful of, or change, his answer. In that case, the President may have objected to being criticized and told to change his conduct. On the other hand, it may have been a diversion to allow him to change his answer without it being obvious.

    Either way, it looks very bad, especially in an interview that the world will be watching. The guy took office as a total rookie, and hasn’t learned anything since, because he’s already convinced he knows everything (rich kid syndrome?). We’re not the “leader of the Free World” any more. We’re just a bad joke, which is why Iran is sure it will get away with breaching the uranium limit, and the leader of our sworn trade war enemy China is making a state visit to North Korea, the guy that Mr. Trump claims to have a special relationship with.

    People voted him in because they didn’t want “business as usual.” Well, they got their wish.

  4. I’m not sure what everyone problem is. Of course you can’t cough in the oval office during an interview on national television!! Could it be a signal yea I guess but I would throw him out too.

  5. There are stories about similar physical “gaffes” related to involuntary bodily functions during Oval Office meetings and none of the Trumpkopf’s predecessors chose to make the instant “about him” as again was the case here. This mindless buffoon can interrupt, talk over, insult his allies and engage in racist and misogynistic hyperbole but a “cough” makes him go off the deep end???

  6. SharonSJ June 17, 2019 8:51 am at 8:51 am
    “Hope Hashem is not as strict if I cough during davening.”

    Based upon your comment, I predict you are too busy talking during services to be said to be “davening”.