Trump announces Mick Mulvaney is out as chief of staff — to be replaced by a congressional ally

Trump announces Mick Mulvaney is out as chief of staff — to be replaced by a congressional ally
Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that Mick Mulvaney will no longer serve as his acting chief of staff. Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina and a close ally of the president, will take over the job.

The change comes as the administration is floundering in response to the emerging coronavirus crisis. But rumors have floated around for months that Mulvaney might be on his way out.

Meadows will be Trump's fourth chief of staff in his first term, which makes it almost obligatory to point out this old tweet from Trump:

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