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

President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization 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 StephanopoulosFauci: 'Other countries need to chip in' to help India Harris: I don't think America is a racist country, but we need to speak truth about history Biden meets with TV anchors ahead of joint address 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 MulvaneyMick MulvaneyHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report Trump holdovers are denying Social Security benefits to the hardest working Americans Mulvaney calls Trump's comments on Capitol riot 'manifestly false' MORE.

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"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."