NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump has picked budget director Mick Mulvaney as the acting White House chief of staff. It’s unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role. Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter, one week after his first choice for the job who is now Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff.
Mulvaney replaces John F. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who failed to impose discipline on a chaotic West Wing and was ousted last week by Trump after the president grew tired of Kelly’s restrictive management. Mulvaney was also previously acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Trump tweeted Friday. “I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”