Trump On The Verge Of Firing Mulvaney And Replacing Him With Kellyanne Conway: Report
Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Donald Trump is looking to replace acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with his current White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
There has reportedly been growing tension between Trump and Mulvaney after the acting chief of staff accidentally admitted the president held back aid to Ukraine until they agreed to help investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
As a defense, Mulvaney then went on the Sunday morning talk shows and claimed he never said it. It only made things worse for him.
According to Bloomberg, Trump refused to respond to questions about whether Mulvaney was going to be fired during a cabinet meeting.
Sources with information on the matter spoke with Bloomberg and said that Trump has been asking advisers if they thought Conway would make a good chief of staff.
Selecting Conway to be chief of staff is an odd choice for Trump, given the history that he has with her husband George Conway.
Not only that, but Conway was called the number one leaker in the White House.
Ronald Kessler’s book The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game is the author who wrote that Conway was “the No. 1 leaker” in the administration. During a CNN appearance with host Jake Tapper, Kessler said the President’s senior counselor and former campaign manager “leaks more information to the press than any other individual working in the White House.”
“While I was interviewing Kellyanne at the White House, she forgot that she was on the record,” Kessler explained to the CNN host. “She started lashing into Reince Priebus. She said the most mean, cutting and obviously untrue things about Reince, and I didn’t include them in the book because they were so unfair.”
“She also lit into Jared and Ivanka, saying that they leak against Steve Bannon,” he continued. “I know White House aides who have seen texts she has sent to other journalists, dissing her colleagues, leaking material.”