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 TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE has floated Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinSecurity for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits cost local taxpayers million On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Senate approves Trump trade deal with Canada, Mexico | Senate Dems launch probe into Trump tax law regulations | Trump announces Fed nominees Senate Democrats launch investigation into Trump tax law regulations MORE and White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House pushes back on Parnas allegations Trump suggests LBJ is in hell: 'He's probably looking down — or looking up' George Conway group releases ad targeting GOP senator: 'You're just another Trump servant' MORE as possible replacements for acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump trial poses toughest test yet for Roberts Collins says she's 'likely' to support calling witnesses for impeachment trial Schumer doesn't rule out calling Parnas to testify in impeachment trial 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.