Offbeat: The Latest: Trump considering 4 to be next chief of staff - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

OffbeatThe Latest: Trump considering 4 to be next chief of staff

00:30  10 december  2018
00:30  10 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon John Kelly is expected to resign as White House chief of staff in the coming days, two sources familiar with the situation unfolding in the West Wing tell CNN. Seventeen months in, Kelly and President Donald Trump have reached a stalemate in their relationship and it is no longer seen as tenable by either party. Though Trump asked Kelly over the summer to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, the two have stopped speaking in recent days. Trump is actively discussing a replacement plan, though a person involved in the process said nothing is final right now and ultimately it is up to Trump.

The Latest on the White House chief of staff (all times local): 3 p. m. President Donald Trump is considering four people as he determines who will be his next chief of staff . Graphic shows high profile staff changes in the Trump administration; 5c x 6 1/2 inches; 245.5 mm x 165 mm

Trump considering who will be next White House chief of staff -source. U.S. President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walk toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on May 4 . The latest speculation about Kelly comes as he has seen his.

The Latest: Trump considering 4 to be next chief of staff© The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, left, attends a meeting with Georgia opposition leaders in Tbilisi, Georgia. Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Nick Ayers, is right. Ayers, President Donald Trump's top pick to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, is no longer expected to fill that role, according to a White House official. The official says that Trump and Ayers could not agree on Ayers' length of service. (Zurab Kurtsikidze/Pool Photo via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the White House chief of staff (all times local):

5 p.m.

President Donald Trump is considering four people as he determines who will be his next chief of staff.

Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff

Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff Nick Ayers, the leading candidate to replace John Kelly as President Donald Trump's chief of staff, will not be taking the job, a White House official told CNN Sunday. Ayers, who has served as Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff for more than a year, is not taking the position because the President and Ayers could not agree to terms, the official said. Trump pushed Ayers to commit to two years on the job, but he declined. He has young children, he told the President, and wants to move back to his home state of Georgia. He offered to become chief of staff temporarily, but Trump insisted on a two-year commitment.

Trump announced on Saturday that current chief of staff John Kelly would leave “toward the end of the year.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is also thought to be under consideration, while Trump is soliciting names from the legal community in New York City, where he lived his entire life before

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year. The search for his replacement doesn’t seem to be going very well. But the former House Speaker and ardent Trump defender later told Fox News that he wasn’t interested in the position, and that he was

A person familiar with Trump's thinking tells The Associated Press that the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, is among those under consideration to replace John Kelly.

The person thought to be the president's top choice for the job, vice presidential chief of staff Nick Ayers, tweeted Sunday that he's no longer in the running for the position. Instead, he will begin overseeing a pro-Trump political action committee next year.

A White House official tells the AP that Trump and Ayers could not reach agreement on Ayers' length of service. Trump wants his next chief of staff to hold the job through the 2020 election.

___

4:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump's top pick to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill that role.

That's according to a White House official who is not authorized to discuss the personnel issue by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Ayers is Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff.

The official says that Trump and Ayers could not agree on Ayers' length of service. The father of young children, Ayers had agreed to serve in an interim capacity though the spring, but Trump wanted a two-year commitment.

The official says that Ayers will instead assist the president from outside the administration.

Trump announced Saturday that Kelly would be departing the White House around the end of the year.

Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff.
The announcement came after nearly a week of jockeying in which several possible picks turned down the job.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!