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OffbeatTrump praises Ayers, says he will pick next chief of staff 'soon'

04:05  10 december  2018
04:05  10 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

White House chief of staff John Kelly expected to resign soon

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President Trump on Sunday night blamed the "Fake News" for " saying with certainty" that Nick Ayers would be his new chief of staff , adding that he would be picking his His tweet came as reports emerged that Ayers would not serve as the outgoing White House chief of staff 's successor, even

Nick Ayers is Trump 's next chief of staff — unless his - POLITICO. Ayers ’ boosters say he would be a perfect antidote to the political challenges of Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020

Trump praises Ayers, says he will pick next chief of staff 'soon' © Getty Images Trump praises Ayers, says he will pick next chief of staff 'soon' President Trump on Sunday night blamed the "fake news" for "saying with certainty" that Nick Ayers would be his new chief of staff.

His tweet came as reports emerged that Ayers would not serve as White House chief of staff's successor after all, though he was reportedly Trump's first pick for the job.

"I am in the process of interviewing some really great people for the position of White House Chief of Staff," Trump tweeted. "Fake News has been saying with certainty it was Nick Ayers, a spectacular person who will always be with our #MAGA agenda."

Hard-charging operative Nick Ayers poised to become Trump's third chief of staff

Hard-charging operative Nick Ayers poised to become Trump's third chief of staff President Trump appears poised to make Nick Ayers his third chief of staff as he prepares for re-election, replacing John Kelly with a wunderkind political operative whose confident, no-nonsense manner has ruffled feathers but also stirred admiration. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Trump is poaching the 36-year-old Ayers from Vice President Mike Pence, for whom he has served as chief of staff since the summer of last year.

Mr. Ayers , 36, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is returning to Georgia The president on Sunday disputed news reports that he had settled on Mr. Ayers as his pick . But two people close to Mr. Trump said that a news release announcing Mr. Ayers ’s appointment had been drafted, and

After Nick Ayers , the Georgia political operative who was the president’s top pick , declined the job Leon E. Panetta, who had the job under President Bill Clinton, said that the Clintons squired him to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner lobbied for months for Mr. Ayers to be chief of staff .CreditDoug

"I will be making a decision soon!" the president added.

A White House official earlier in the day confirmed that Ayers, a Republican operative and chief of staff to Vice President Pence, would not serve as Trump's chief of staff following widespread speculation that he would.

Ayers instead plans to leave the administration at year's end to work for a pro-Trump super PAC.

The president wanted Ayers to make a long-term commitment to the job, but the aide would not commit to anything more than an interim role, said a person familiar with the situation.

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