CNN Host Breaks Out in Laughter When Trump's Chief of Staff Says Nobody Blames President for Debasing Politics

CNN host Jake Tapper laughed in Mick Mulvaney's face today after the acting White House chief of staff insisted that "nobody blames the president" for debasing politics.

On Sunday's State of the Union, Tapper and Mulvaney discussed Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) using swear words to discuss a potential impeachment and Trump's reaction.

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"President Trump obviously is not exactly known as a delicate flower when it comes to the language. He's sworn publicly quite a bit," Tapper explained, before asking Mulvaney: "Does President Trump think that he's played any role in the coarsening of our national discourse?"

"No, no," Mulvaney resplied.

"You think he doesn't?" Tapper questioned.

"I think people can be coarse as clearly this member of Congress is," Mulvaney stated. "I don't think anybody blames the president for the coarsening of the language."

Tapper laughed at Mulvaney's response and pressed again: "You don't think anybody in the country blames the president?"

"Well, you probably do," Mulvaney admitted. "But I think there's more important things."

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CNN host Jake Tapper laughed in Mick Mulvaney's face on Sunday after the acting White House chief of staff said "nobody blames the president" for debasing politics. CNN

On Thursday evening, Tlaib told a crowd at a reception for the Move On campaign "we're gonna go in there and impeach the motherf---er." The next day, Trump condemned Tlaib for using the profanity against him at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, saying she "dishonored herself" and "her family."

The president—who was taped saying he wants to grab a woman by her "pussy"—also rebuked Tlaib's language as "highly disrespectful to the US of A." Although other Republicans widely denounced the profanity she used, many Democratic leaders have dismissed it or pointed out the president's own use of swear words as a justification.

"I probably have a generational reaction to it, but in any event I'm not in the censorship business," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC's Joy Reid. "I don't like that language. I wouldn't use that language, but I don't think it's any worse than what the president has said."

Following the backlash, Tlaib stood by her comments, refused to apologize for her choice of words and suggested that Trump had finally come across someone that's also not afraid to use coarse language.

"I think President Trump has met his match," she said, according to Detroit NBC-affiliate Local 4. "It's probably exactly how my grandmother, if she was alive, would say it. Obviously, I am a member of Congress and things that I say are elevated on a national level, and I understand that very clearly."