President Trump has made his choice on who will be his new Chief of Staff, taking General John Kelly’s place. This should shake the swamp to its very core. Trump chose the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney. The left is simply going to hate and fear this choice. Good.
In three separate tweets, Trump stated that there were many people who wanted the position, but he chose Mulvaney who “has done an outstanding job” within the administration. Battle tested and strong… he’s a great choice.
“I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” Trump tweeted. “Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration.”
“I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” the president stated before thanking Kelly for his service. “John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!”
“For the record, there were MANY people who wanted to be the White House Chief of Staff,” Trump sent out a couple of hours later. “Mick M will do a GREAT job!”
Mulvaney will take on the title of “Acting White House Chief of Staff” temporarily, but in fact, will be permanent.
From Sarah Palin:
A senior administration official told reporters at the White House that “there’s no time limit” for Mulvaney’s service in an “acting” capacity. “He’s the acting chief of staff, which means he’s the chief of staff. He got picked because the president liked him, they get along.”
Mulvaney, a former South Carolina congressman, was regarded as uninterested in the job earlier in the week, a source previously told the Washington Examiner. The senior official who briefed reporters at the White House stressed Mulvaney’s Capitol Hill experience, potentially useful as Democrats retake the House of Representatives in January.
“He knows Congress. He knows Capitol Hill,” the senior official said, describing him as “fiscally responsible.” He said Mulvaney “didn’t find out about it on Twitter” and met with Trump earlier on Friday.
One Republican source told the Washington Examiner they believe Mulvaney is Trump’s pick to permanently serve as chief of staff, but that the acting title is “probably semantics in case there’s a blow-up.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders evidently stated that Mulvaney will not resign from his current post atop the OBM and that Deputy Director Russel Vought will take over daily responsibilities. So, he’ll be doing double duty for a while.
Mulvaney and Trump share chemistry according to The Daily Wire and this appointment is expected to “grease operations inside the White House.”
“Mulvaney isn’t a strong personality who feels the need to challenge the president or prevent access to other top advisors,” Ben Shapiro wrote. “For Trump, picking Mulvaney is effectively as close as possible to picking himself for chief of staff. What’s more, Trump gets to operate from within the White House confines, which means no need to generate new chemistry in the West Wing.”
Shapiro also stated: “Mulvaney is about as solid a pick as Trump could make under the circumstances. The biggest question will be whether he’s capable of helping the president avoid the investigative pitfalls that will surely be presented by a Democratic Congress hell-bent on picking apart every aspect of Trump’s White House, business, and life.”
I believe Mulvaney can and will navigate those shark-infested leftist waters much to the horror of the Democrats. I think he’s a great choice.