Trump has floated Mnuchin, Conway for White House chief of staff: report

Trump has floated Mnuchin, Conway for White House chief of staff: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE has floated Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinWhite House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday shows - Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate Pelosi: 'Of course there's room for compromise' on 0-per-week unemployment benefit MORE and White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Watchdog group accuses Stephen Miller of violating Hatch Act with Biden comments Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom MORE as possible replacements for acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyFauci says positive White House task force reports don't always match what he hears on the ground Bottom line White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds MORE, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.

Trump reportedly told Mnuchin about a month ago, “You have such great ideas. Why don’t you be my chief?” according to Bloomberg. 

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People familiar with the matter told the news outlet that Trump has made similar remarks to deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell and has asked advisers if Conway would be a good choice for the position.

White House aides told Bloomberg that Trump’s comments about a possible replacement are not new, as he usually tests different considerations in conversations with aides.

The Hill has reached out to the White House and the Treasury Department for comment.

Mulvaney has come under intense scrutiny from the president’s allies after saying in a televised press conference last week that security aid to Ukraine was partly dependent on the country investigating a conspiracy theory undermining the conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

“I have news for everybody: Get over it,” Mulvaney said. “There's going to be political influence in foreign policy.”

The White House this week said Mulvaney has Trump's backing.

"Mick Mulvaney’s standing in the White House has not changed. He is still the Acting Chief of Staff and has the President’s confidence," deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere told The Hill in a statement Monday.