Trump claimed that former presidents have told him they should have built the border wall when they were in office. Needless to say, that was a total fabrication. You know that, I know it, Trump knows it, Mulvaney knows it, and everyone in the press knows it. So how does Mulvaney weasel out of it?
Bring back Scaramucci. The Mooch would have said, “Hey, he made that shit up to get you all worked up. Mission accomplished! Psych!” And then he would have done that thing where he pretends to extend his hand to shake yours, but instead just keeps raising the hand to smooth his hair.