Mulvaney Will Be Acting White House Chief of Staff

Mulvaney Will Be Acting White House Chief of Staff

President Trump has appointed Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget director, to replace John Kelly as his chief of staff.

Trump has been close with Mulvaney since the administration's successful tax reform in 2017. 'But as I think all of us here would recognize, he will be great in any role that the president chooses to put him in'.

Meadows was believed to be one of the top candidates for the position after John Kelly announced on December 9 he "will be leaving" at the end of the year.

In a tweet, Mr Trump described Mr Kelly as a "great patriot", who had served the country with distinction. Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Mulvaney received the news before the president tweeted his announcement.

"In fact, I think he's a bad human being", Mulvaney said. President George W. Bush, by comparison, had two chiefs of staff throughout his entire eight years as President; Bill Clinton had four, and Obama had five. "Russ Vought will handle day-to-day operations and run OMB". Mulvaney has already held two jobs in the administration.

A White House official said he would step down from his current position to take the job, CNN reported.

The news is sure to set off warnings of nepotism, however, especially considering that Mr Kushner had no prior experience in government before Mr Trump's election.

Mr Trump announced last week that Mr Kelly, who served in the post for more than a year, would be departing.

And on Friday, Chris Christie, who many thought was the most likely contender for the job, announced publicly that he was not interested.

The videoed remarks, published by the Daily Beast, occurred during a debate between Mulvaney and the Democrat Fran Person in York, South Carolina. He was also recently the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

President Donald Trump has welcomed governors-elect from both parties to the White House. "The only thing more broken and dysfunctional than the White House itself seems to be the search for the new White House chief of staff".

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