[Ed. – Very interesting. One thing it’s a sign of is how few people there are on a list of trustworthy Washington hands. Ideally, Trump wouldn’t pluck a Freedom Caucus leader out of Congress. But Meadows’s district (NC-11) is relatively likely to send another solid representative of the GOP persuasion. Meadows is a good messager and should start with a high trust level with Trump. Personally, I’ll miss Mulvaney – but Northern Ireland won’t know what him ’em.]
President Trump on Friday evening announced that GOP Rep. Mark Meadows will be the new White House chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney.
The president announced the change on Twitter.
Mulvaney, who was acting chief of staff for about one year, will become the U.S. special envoy to Northern Ireland.
I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff. I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2020