Mulvaney Abandons Chief Of Staff Ambitions, Now Hopes To Succeed Ross

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, attends U.S. President Donald Trump’s 'The Pledge To America's Workers' event in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 19, 2018  (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto)
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
November 16, 2018 8:29 a.m.

Mick Mulvaney, who juggles duties as the head of the Office of Management and Budget and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, now has his sights set on a new role within the administration: Secretary of Commerce, Politico reported.

That is, if the current Secretary Wilbur Ross is ousted, as many White House officials predict.

While Mulvaney has reportedly been gunning to replace John Kelly as chief of staff since rumors started swirling of his demise over the summer, the management and budget chief has switched gears in recent days. According to several people familiar with the conversations who spoke to Politico, Mulvaney has told friends and officials about his new ambitions, but he has not spoken with Trump about the prospects yet.

Read Politico’s full report here.

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