Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who’s swiftly fallen out of favor with some of the president’s allies after high-profile stumbles handling the House impeachment inquiry.
About a month ago, Trump said to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in front of a roomful of staff: “You have such great ideas, why don’t you be my chief?”
He has made similar remarks about Chris Liddell, a deputy chief of staff at the White House, according to people familiar with the matter. He’s also asked advisers whether his counselor Kellyanne Conway would be a good chief of staff, other people said.
Trump considering Kellyanne Conway as his next chief of staff after Mick Mulvaney’s quid pro quo disaster: Bloomberghttps://t.co/yje6AQKBeM
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