Washington [USA], Dec 15(ANI): United States President Donald Trump announced Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as the acting White House Chief of Staff. He will be succeeding John Kelly.
"I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management
Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction. Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration...." Trump tweeted on Friday. (local time)
Trump also thanked Kelly for his services to the nation and said that he would be serving in his present capacity until the end of this year.
Ending months of speculation, Trump had announced last week that Kelly would step down from his post at the end of this year.
According to reports, Trump and Kelly have stopped speaking to each other in the recent days.
Ever since Kelly took over the post from his previous role as US Homeland Security secretary in July last year, he reportedly shared a "tense relationship" with Trump.
In the last few months, Kelly's role began to diminish as the US President evaded most of the policies and protocols he had enacted and Kelly was on the verge of being fired several times.
With the Democrats set to take over the House of Representatives in January 2019 following the midterm elections last month, Trump is becoming seriously concerned over the same and has privately said that Kelly is not "politically savvy". (ANI)