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 reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE has floated Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinLawmakers skeptical of progress on spending deal as wall battle looms Trump to tour Apple factory with Tim Cook on Wednesday The Hill's Morning Report — Public impeachment drama resumes today MORE and White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayNBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing Conway: Trump reacted 'pretty well' to impeachment hearing because 'there was nothing new' MORE as possible replacements for acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneySondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Schiff knocks Mulvaney over failure to testify in impeachment probe Lawmakers skeptical of progress on spending deal as wall battle looms 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.