WASHINGTON – President Trump announced Friday Mick Mulvaney will serve as acting White House Chief of Staff when John Kelly leaves the post at the end of the year.
Mulvaney currently serves as budget director, and is also the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. There’s no word on how long Mulvaney will lead the White House staff.
The President met with Mulvaney in the Oval Office Friday, and Trump offered him the job in a follow-up phone call.
Mulvaney served as a Republican Congressman from South Carolina before joining the adminstration. He tweeted that the appointment is a “tremendous honor” and said “it’s going to be a great 2019!”