But in an interview with Sky News Australia on Tuesday, Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff predicted that Trump will lose the general election.
“The Republican primary will be about Donald Trump and he will probably win,” Mulvaney predicted. “And then the general election will be about Donald Trump and he will probably lose.”
Mulvaney described Trump as a “participation machine,” noting how he drives people to vote both for and against him. The race “will be about him, ‘Do you love him or hate him?’” Mulvaney continued. “Which is pretty much a repeat of 2020.”
He also served as director of the Office of Management and Budget and special envoy to Northern Ireland, resigning from the Trump administration after the deadly riots at the US Capitol.
Mulvaney has since become critical of his former boss, and the feeling appears to be mutual. Trump has described Mulvaney as “perhaps the dumbest person, next to John Bolton, who works in the White House,” calling him “uncharismatic” and “a born loser.”
Watch the interview here: