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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border 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 StephanopoulosSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Cruz on reported Kavanaugh allegations: There's nobody Democrats don't want to impeach Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham' 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 MulvaneyTrump administration asks Supreme Court to take up challenge to consumer bureau NOAA chief praises agency scientists after statement backing up Trump tweet The Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same 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."