Where’s Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff wasn’t on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls this past week as the White House neared a showdown Senate vote over Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with friends and family.

The White House defends Mulvaney’s decision and says he worked throughout his trip. He was returning to Washington on Saturday in time to appear on the Sunday talk shows.

But the episode is a telling example of Mulvaney’s low-key approach as he settles into a role that has bedeviled those who came before him in the Trump White House.

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