President Donald Trump, who once worked as a reality TV star character hyped for his ability to hire and fire, is having a difficult time finding a third White House chief of staff.
“Let’s talk about Trump’s chief of staff woes,” MSNBC anchor Katy Tur suggested. “He announces John Kelly is leaving, everyone looks to Nick Ayers and oh, no Nick Ayers doesn’t want to stay.”
“That would be embarrassing for any presidency,” Tur added.
She noted a number of contenders, including Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Yankees baseball team president Randy Levine, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, former Trump campaign strategist David Bossie and Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Newsmax, the online publication owned by Mar-a-lago member and Trump friend Christopher Ruddy has suggested Jared Kushner as White House chief of staff.
However, one of Tur’s guests had another name to add to the list. Republican strategist Susan Del Perico suggested counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway.
“Someone else who hasn’t been mentioned — and only in the Trump universe would this potentially work — is Kellyanne Conway,” Pel Perico argued.
“Kellyanne was campaign manager, she knows how to handle Trump,” she continued. “She’s been in the White House for two years, so she’s seen the operations.”
“I know people are going to go berzerk on Twitter, but she’s a very smart woman,” Del Perico added.