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OffbeatTrump names budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff

00:55  15 december  2018
00:55  15 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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President Trump on Friday abruptly named Mick Mulvaney , currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget , as acting White House chief of staff , elevating a conservative ideologue with congressional experience to steer the administration through a treacherous phase.

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Friday that he had selected Mick Mulvaney , his budget director , to serve as acting White House chief of staff , putting a halt — at least for now — to his consideration of a parade of possible candidates, including several who turned him down

Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listens during a press briefing at the White House in Washington last January.

President Trump on Friday named Mick Mulvaney, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, the White House chief of staff in an acting capacity.

Mulvaney replaces John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who Trump ousted as chief of staff last week. The appointment caps Trump’s extraordinary week-long public search for his third chief of staff in two years.

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Mulvaney to succeed John Kelly as Trump ’s third chief of staff , with Trump saying budget director has ‘done an outstanding job’.

Mulvaney , who also worked as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before bowing out this week, will replace current I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney , Director of the Office of Management & Budget , will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff

“I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration.”

Trump added, “I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!”

Mulvaney, a former Republican congressman from South Carolina, is one of the more ideologically conservative members of Trump’s Cabinet. He was elected to the House in 2010 as a member of the tea party movement and was known for his professed support of fiscal conservatism.

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President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney to be his acting chief of staff , ending a chaotic search in which several top contenders One senior White House official said there was no time limit on the appointment and Mulvaney would fill the role of chief of staff indefinitely

Mulvaney, 51, has held several hats in the Trump administration. He has served as budget director since the beginning, but also held the role of acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau through much of the past year.

Trump’s selection of Mulvaney comes after several candidates announced publicly that they were not interested in the position. After meeting with Trump for more than one hour at the White House residence on Thursday, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Friday that he had taken himself out of consideration.

Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, was offered the job by Trump last weekend but declined.

Philip.Rucker@washpost.com

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