Jared Kushner’s power grows after Trump ‘opts against stability’ and brings in a new chief of staff: reports
Senior advisor to the president Jared Kushner (AFP/File / SAUL LOEB)

President Donald Trump on Friday evening announced a new White House chief of staff -- his fourth in his three years in office.


Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will be replaced by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) according to a Twitter announcement from the president.

"Another move that will be seen as adding to power for [Jared] Kushner," reported New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman.

"As markets tumble and fears of coronavirus crisis spread, Trump opts against stability, brings in new chief of staff," explained AP White House reporter Jonathan Lemire.

NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith noted, "the timing is interesting, given that coronavirus is a very fluid situation, to say the least."

Here's some of what others were saying about Trump's decision: