“I have news for everybody: Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy,” Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday.
Mulvaney’s headline-generating performance during the 40-minute briefing seemingly landed him in hot water. He issued a statement five hours later walking back his comments and condemning the press for “misconstruing” his words after he appeared to confirm, at least in part, the allegations of a quid pro quo that have landed Trump in the middle of an impeachment inquiry.
Mulvaney was widely criticized by GOP lawmakers and the president’s confidants, including Fox News host Sean Hannity, who called Mulvaney’s actions “idiotic” during his radio show Thursday.
“What is Mulvaney even talking about? I just think he’s dumb, I really do. I don’t even think he knows what he’s talking about. That’s my take on it,” Hannity said to his listeners.
Yet the Trump campaign claimed ownership of the phrase, boldly displaying Mulvaney’s comment in large white letters on a navy shirt with Trump’s signature hairdo adorning the “o” in “over.”
“America is ready for Congress to get back to work,” the product description reads. “No more WITCH HUNTS! President Trump won in 2016 and he is going to win even bigger in 2020. GET OVER IT and get on with it!”