Trump In Shambles After 3 More Front-Runners Reject Chief Of Staff Job: report


The firing of Donald Trump’s second chief of staff in just under two years, Gen. John Kelly, has sparked a search for his replacement, and several names have been floated. The problem, according to POLITICO, is that no one wants to take the job.

It’s no surprise that no one wants to take on the role as Trump’s next top-ranking official to be fired. Former RNC Chairman Reince Priebus lasted less than a year before resigning thanks to endless insults and resistance from Trump. Kelly is leaving after numerous attempts to bring order to an undisciplined and unqualified presidential administration.

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Trump’s first choice, Nick Ayers, was ultimately rejected when he agreed only to an interim term of a few months as the next chief of staff. Ayers currently serves as Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. According to POLITICO:

‘The president has floated other possible candidates for the position in private conversations with allies in recent weeks, but he had all but settled on Ayers, White House aides said.

‘In the end, the two men were unable to agree on the terms of Ayers’ service. Ayers, who has young children, had told associates that he hoped to return to his home state of Georgia and could remain in the position only until the spring. Trump, on the other hand, wanted his next chief of staff to commit to serve for two years.’

Reportedly, Trump’s second and third choices were his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, and trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Both refused to consider taking on the job. In addition to Trump’s history of firing officials shortly after hiring them, there’s the added risk of becoming mired down in the president’s current legal exposure.

USA Today writes that:

‘The shakeup comes as the president prepares to confront a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives starting next month while revelations and indictments continue to pour out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.’

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