Mick Mulvaney takes over as Trump's acting chief of staff

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:29:55 GMT

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney will take over the chief of staff role for President Donald Trump on an interim basis, the president announced Friday afternoon on Twitter.Trump said last week that John Kelly would leave that role by the end of the year, and prospective replacements such as Nick Ayers and Chris Christie have reportedly pulled their names from consideration for the role. "John will be staying until the end of the year," Trump tweeted along with the news Friday. "He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!"

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