White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has committed to remaining in his post through the 2020 election, according to two White House officials. Kelly, who hit his one-year mark in the White House on Monday, had been expected to step aside as early as this summer.
But President Donald Trump, who asked Kelly to stay on, has also expanded his shortlist for potential Kelly replacements, sources say. According to three Trump associates and two White House officials, the shortlist now includes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as well as Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.
The shortlist also includes Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.
John Kelly accepts Trump’s offer to remain chief of staff through 2020, WSJ reports and Axios has confirmedhttps://t.co/nnAiEVA3T6
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