It's hard to know if acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney is purposely seeking to spark outrage or simply doesn't care if his words or actions stir it up.
But since taking office in late November 2016, Mulvaney has moved from one controversy to the next. Just last week, he generated several in a single speech. In that way, he is like his boss, President Trump, who lurches from crisis to crisis. And like Trump, there's little evidence that Mulvaney is worried about the dust he kicks up.
Yet all press is not necessarily good press, and Mulvaney's most recent actions are likely to haunt him. At the very least, he's provided Democrats with more ammunition in their battle against him.
Following is a look at where Mulvaney has gotten into trouble.