Piers Morgan to Trump: Hire me as your chief of staff

British commentator and former "Celebrity Apprentice" winner Piers Morgan is openly asking President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE to hire him as his next chief of staff in a Tuesday op-ed.

Morgan writes in the Daily Mail that he would be a good option to replace the exiting John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE because the "key thing is to have someone at your side that understands you, has known you a long time, likes you and commands your respect."

Morgan then argued that contenders for the role, such as Pence aide Nick Ayers, who turned down the job Monday, were not clamoring to be the new chief of staff because "everyone knows there can only be one chief in the White House, and his name is Donald J. Trump. You’re your own Chief of Staff, and always have been."


The author and TV host proceeded to list ten reasons why he would do a good job in the White House, including being someone who would "look you in the eye and tell you when you’re being an idiot," "focus on getting your actual achievements more coverage" and "literally pay to work for you."

Morgan also took the opportunity Tuesday to call former White House staff member and fellow "Apprentice" alum Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanPelosi makes fans as Democrat who gets under Trump's skin The Memo: Impeachment's scars cut deep with Trump, say those who know him Author of anonymous 'resistance' NYT op-ed to publish book MORE a "ghastly, untrustworthy reptile" and ask Trump to stop his "silly war with CNN" because "constantly calling them ‘enemy of the people’ is downright dangerous."

Morgan has sometimes criticized Trump on Twitter, but the two remain close and have appeared in several interviews together since the beginning of his presidency.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment on Morgan's candidacy.

Trump on Saturday said Kelly would depart his post at the end of the month, starting the search for the president's third chief of staff in less than two years.

The Trump White House has faced a large amount of turnover at high levels, and the administration often taps figures from the media for prominent positions, such as the selection of State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, a former correspondent for Fox News, to be United Nations ambassador.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that "many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position."