Treasury secretary begs audience not to give Trump hard questions: 'Don't ask him about regulations, please'
Steve Mnuchin speaks at White House conference (screen grab)

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin encouraged an audience on Wednesday not to ask President Donald Trump questions about regulation.

At a White House conference on opportunity zones, Mnuchin explained that the president was running behind schedule.

"I'm the warm-up act for the president," Mnuchin said. "He's running a little bit late."

"Don't ask him regulations questions, please," the Treasury secretary added.

Possibly sensing that he might have crossed a line, Mnuchin added: "But he is a builder!"

The president, however, spoke to the audience and then left the room without taking questions.

Watch the video below from The White House.