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Sources: gen John Kelly to leave WH chief of staff role
Mick Mulvaney and Hicks Hope rumored leading contender to be the ove as chief of staff of the White house
President Donald Trump on Friday blocked down rumors that he will replace on the search, his struggling White House chief of staff — know how long John Kelly will remain in the job.
Speaking of en route to a weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, Trump told reporters that he and Kelly were “always very well understood,” and called his chief of staff, “a wonderful man.”
Asked whether Kelly would not be leaving the White house, the President said, “I know. I like John very much. I like him and respect him.”
White house budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff, Nick Ayers, thinks according to reports, as a possible replacement for Kelly, according to two people with knowledge of Trump.
Kelly has the rumors of played down, but he joked that he would be happy, if he was, what would happen to a-year mark in the position. July 31.
This is the last date of the year, when Kelly, 68, the secretary of Homeland Security, moved to replace over the White house, Reince Priebus.
The retired four-star Marine Corps general has publicly joked that working for trump is the hardest job he ever had, including those on the field of battle.
Kelly, who has a reputation for order in a chaotic White house, that his role diminished in the last few months, as the President has his own advice was followed, and added more like-minded assistant to his staff.
This list is probably former Fox News executive Bill Shine, who is joining the administration as deputy chief of staff for communication.
Mulvaney on Friday told Fox Business Network that he’d “heard the same rumors about three times now in the last 12 months. I’m going to start with this Problem, if the President actually solves it for me, in contrast to the meeting that has not yet happened.”
Trump left open the possibility that the hope of Hicks — who was a top campaign and White House aide before leaving in March — may return one day.
“I Hope bet with you, he says. I think everyone will find it,” Trump said.
Talk about Brian Kilmeade – Fox-Radio-program Friday, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Limp belittled also leave the rumors about Kelly.
“This is what we said into consideration fake news” Limp.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.