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Ayers will not become Trump's chief of staff; Mnuchin, Meadows considered - sources

 

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FILE PHOTO: Nick Ayers is being sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence (L), as his Chief of Staff with his wife Jamie Floyd and children in attendance, in this social media photo released by Vice President's office in Washington, DC, U.S., on July 28, 2017. Courtesy Vice President's office/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nick Ayers will not become U.S. President Donald Trump's next chief of staff, and the president is considering two other officials instead, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

 

The president is considering current Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, one source said.

 

Ayers, currently Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, tweeted that he would be leaving the White House shortly. Sources said he would be joining a political action committee.

 

"I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause," he wrote on Twitter, in a reference to Trump's slogan, "Make America Great Again."

 

Trump will decide on his new chief of staff by the end of the year, the sources said. The president said on Saturday that current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would leave the post by year's end.

 

One source said Trump had sought a two-year commitment from Ayers and that Ayers was unable to agree to that.

 

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland; Editing by Peter Cooney)

 
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1 hour ago, Thakkar said:

Chief of Staffs

 

Sounds like the sequel to Game of Thrones.  Can you defeat your enemies and become the most powerful wizard?  

 

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7 hours ago, Thakkar said:

Trump in 2012:

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

1/11/12, 3:07 AM

3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why ⁦‪@BarackObama‬⁩ can't manage to pass his agenda.

 

Hate to be a pedant, but one would think that a self-proclaimed “stable genius” who has a “very good brain” would know that the corrct English here should be “Chiefs of Staff”

 

 

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4 hours ago, Tug said:

What an impossible task to work for that moron to work for the guy trying to destroy the country and quite possibly a traitor to boot

Agreed, but normally serving any sitting President in a cabinet position is one of the greatest honors and smartest career moves for any ambitious younger Washington types, and for older people (like Tillerson and Kelly) a capstone to a distinguished career. The urge by an ambiitious career builder to jump at the chance must be terribly compelling. Therefore, the refusal of an offer by such person is even stronger evidence of just how conflicted so many of these people must be to serve someone like this singularly defective President who demands unilateral loyalty but regularly throws cabinet members under the bus as he denigrates them publicly on twitter.

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