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.