Trump asks Mulvaney to leave room during ABC interview due to coughing

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE was so bothered by his chief of staff's coughing during an interview in the Oval Office with ABC News that he asked his top aide to leave the room.

Trump was in the middle of answering a question from ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump takes gamble on North Korea 2020 Democratic candidates pan Trump's North Korea visit Ex-Bush CIA chief Hayden denounces Trump comments on Russian election interference MORE about his financial records when he abruptly asked to do another take.

"And let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer," Trump told Stephanopoulos, referring to acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary Pelosi reportedly told Trump deputy: 'What was your name, dear?' MORE.

"I don’t like that, you know, I don’t like that," Trump continued, referring to Mulvaney's coughing. 

"Your chief of staff," Stephanopoulos clarified. 

"If you’re going to cough, please leave the room. You just can’t, you just can’t cough. Boy oh boy," Trump said.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment. 

Trump proceeded to answer Stephanopoulos's question by saying he wanted people to see his "financial statement," calling it "phenomenal." 

Trump added the decision is "not up to me, it's up to lawyers."