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Trump is already mad at his future chief of staff

President Trump's relationship with his next chief of staff is off to a bad start.

Trump is reportedly "furious" after video resurfaced of Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who he named his new acting chief of staff on Dec. 14, calling him a "terrible human being" during the 2016 presidential election, Axios reports. The Daily Beast originally flagged the video, in which Mulvaney defends his support for Trump despite not thinking too highly of him as a person.

Trump, naturally, was not happy when the video came to light, reportedly asking one adviser, "Did you know [Mulvaney] called me 'a terrible human being' back during the campaign?"

Mulvaney will begin his tenure as chief of staff in the new year, although with the president fuming at him long before his actual start date, it remains to be seen whether he could somehow outdo Trump's former communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, and set the new record for shortest White House stint.