Mulvaney is from the position as Budget Manager at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In recent days, he has been drawn as a hot candidate for the position as chief of staff in several American media.
“Mick has done a wonderful job in the administration. I look forward to working with him in his new job, where we will “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”, writes Trump on Twitter and confirms that Mulvaney takes over as acting staff manager.
May be permanent
The president writes in his message that he thanked Kelly for the job he has done.
“This is a great honor. I look forward to working with the president and all his team. It will be a good 2019, writes Mulvaney on Twitter .
Although Mulvaney is temporarily deployed as chief of staff, according to sources in the White House, he can become the permanent solution, according to the news agency AP.
– For the sake of it, there were MANY people who wanted to work as a staff manager in the White House. Mick M. wants to do a GOOD job, the president writes in a new message on Twitter .
It was earlier in December that Kelly announced that he wanted to resign from his position as chief executive officer. Kelly got her job in July 2017 after Reince Priebus was kicked. Kelly was at that time the Minister of Internal Security.
Several names have been drawn as potential candidates for the position, including Mulvaney, Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the Republican congressman from North Carolina Mark Meadows.
36-year-old Nick Ayres, vice-president Mike Pence’s chief executive officer, was attracted early as a favorite and it was seen as a setback for Trump when Ayres said he was not relevant.
Mulvaney becomes Trumps third staff manager since he was taken to oath in January 2017.