Finding a White House chief of staff turns into a scramble

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"He needs a chief of staff who shares those interests - and Meadows might just be that person", the reporters suggested.

The president ran on a platform of orthodox American republicanism, but that offended the recent vintage sensibilities of the USA branch of the globalized ruling class. "Working closely with him, I hope to accomplish the goals that he set out for me in that job".

Meadows said Monday he had not discussed the role with the president, but one congressional Republican said Meadows has told others he wants the job. The White House earlier this summer objected to the request from Mueller's team for an interview with Kelly.

Ayers was also skeptical of taking the job based on the challenges that Kelly and his predecessor, Reince Priebus, faced in the position, and talks between the two sides broke down, according to an administration official with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

"This is someone you're going to be with nonstop, seven days a week".

Trump's administration has set records for staff turnover, and the president has often struggled to attract experienced political professionals, a challenge that has grown more hard with the upcoming threat of costly Democratic oversight investigations and an uncertain political environment. "If he can not get this job right and the right person in it, there's going to be a world of hurt ahead". Both are leaving the administration to work on Trump's re-election campaign. But Whipple argued that "letting Trump be Trump" is a recipe for failure. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also told White House officials Monday he is committed to his current job. "This decision is between the president and Mark, but I think he'd do an outstanding job", Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan told The Hill. And allies are pitching Trump on even more contenders.

Thought to be the president's top choice, vice presidential chief of staff Nick Ayers tweeted Sunday that he's no longer in the running for the position.

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General Milley, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, would replace General Joseph Dunford as the military's next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Kelly is the latest Cabinet official or senior White House staffer to exit Trump's ever-changing roster of advisers and department heads.

The President did not indicate who would take his place.

The constant staff upheaval at all levels has left Trump's White House grappling to try to advance his agenda. But Trump unceremoniously announced the departure of the retired Marine general on Saturday before boarding his helicopter for the Army-Navy football game. The announcement surprised even senior staffers who believed that Ayers' ascension was a done deal. I'll be announcing that over the next day or two. While he still had a measure of respect for Kelly, the men's personal relationship had always been frosty.

Pence's deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, is expected to assume Ayers' role for the vice president. And he's not the only candidate to drop out.

CNN added Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to the list of possibilities, although this was played down by a source close to the former investment banker. Working closely with him, I hope to accomplish the goals that he's set out for me in that job.

The fact that Trump is struggling to attract any heavyweights for what was once considered a plum political posting speaks to the increasing isolation the president finds himself in, as special counsel Robert Mueller probes whether his campaign may have colluded with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.

Trump's relationship with Kelly was equally troubled by some accounts.

The Trump White House remains full of strong personalities.

Trump has yet to announce who will replace Kelly.

According to Collins, he simply said his credentials are ready.

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