OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Is the Hardest Working Man in the White House

The White House budget director is usually less flashy than managerial, concerned more with numbers than narrative. Not so with Mick Mulvaney, who has forged for himself dual roles as a policymaker and a prolific media presence.

Newly released records show that Mulvaney conducted 102 media interviews, conference calls, and press briefings during his first seven months as the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. He sat down with outlets ranging from foreign media to conservative talk radio to network Sunday shows to some of the nation’s most prominent newspapers, one of which he agreed to give bi-weekly updates on goings-on in the administration.

One day in April, after the White House announced an administration-wide federal hiring freeze, Mulvaney spoke at the White House press briefing and sat down for interviews with Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, radio hosts Laura Ingraham, Brian Kilmeade, and Mike Gallagher, and squeezed in a discussion with columnist Michael Wolff for his book on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.

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