Treasury Secretary Causes Backlash By Telling People To See Lego Batman

Posted March 28, 2017

"He's got ideal genes", Mnuchin continued.

The interview was ostensibly about Mnuchin's role in the Trump cabinet, but (as is so often the case these days) the conversation ended up primarily concerning Trump himself, including his alleged dietary habits and "perfect genes".

Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released a statement in which it said that "it's clear that Mnuchin did not learn any lessons from the Kellyanne Conway affair".

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says artificial intelligence is "so far in the future" that it's "not even on my radar screen".

Mnuchin's remarks about Trump's "unbelievable" health echo what Trump's personal doctor said during the campaign.

"People are coming and going and he thinks about something and calls somebody on the phone", he said.

Allen asked Mnuchin how he stays "trim", but Mnuchin just said that the president isn't eating KFC anymore because the chefs at the White House are "great".

"We are not cutting this up and doing little pieces at a time", Mnuchin said.

He added that the corporate tax rate "has to be competitive", and that he believes hedge funds should be taxed.

In February, Axios examined Trump's diet and fitness habits.

In addition, Mnuchin also stated that as "the negotiator-in-chief", the president only wants "big deals", and that he "has an open door".

So what's a good film, according to the treasury secretary? He said while news coverage focused on the administration's successful push to drop a pledge to oppose trade protectionism, that took only a small portion of the discussion time.

In addition to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, Mnuchin said the administration was also planning to focus on stronger enforcement of other trade agreements.