Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agreed to let UCLA post video of his on-campus interview with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal on the school's website, but things changed when Mnuchin showed up on Monday and was heckled by students and demonstrators.
Mnuchin and Ryssdal discussed tax reform, the economy, and why Mnuchin agreed to join the Trump administration, but they were interrupted throughout by people hissing and heckling. Some in attendance posted video of the event on social media, including one clip that showed a woman being removed from the auditorium by police officers, and Marketplace shared audio of the talk, but video footage has not been released by UCLA as promised.
In a statement, UCLA communications director Peggy McInerny said the university and Treasury officials "had an agreement to post the video online," but "Treasury Department officials subsequently withdrew their consent to post the video." A spokesperson for the Treasury told CNN Money that the media was there and a transcript was published, adding that Mnuchin "believes healthy debate is critical to ensuring the right policies that do the most good are advanced." Catherine Garcia