Sarah Sanders says Trump wants chief of staff who 'believes in what we're doing'

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE wants his next chief of staff to be someone who "believes in what" the White House is doing.

Sanders, speaking at Politico's Women Rule Summit, added that Trump is looking for someone who "believes in the policies that we spend every single day, all day, working to enact and working to implement."


"And looking for somebody who can lead his team at this point, over the next two years, as we move into 2020 and certainly into a much more political environment that we anticipate going into as a presidential election year," she continued. 

Trump is currently searching for his next chief of staff after he announced Saturday that current chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE will be departing at the end of the year.

Trump's first choice to fill the role, Nick Ayers, turned down the position and will instead join a pro-Trump super PAC.

Sanders on Tuesday also said that Trump is looking for a chief of staff who isn't afraid to disagree with him, but added that those disagreements need to happen "behind closed doors."

“At the end of the day, the only person that was elected to office was Donald Trump," she continued. "… Those decisions are his to make and once he’s made them, it’s our job as a staff and as a team and as an administration to implement them.”

Trump said Tuesday that he is in "no rush" to select his new chief of staff and dismissed news reports indicating that he has struggled to fill the role after Ayers turned it down.

"We have a lot of people who want the position," he said.