President Trump Announces Mick Mulvaney Chief of Staff…

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney was the favorite for many people; he was the MAGA choice.  President Trump has announced that Mick Mulvaney will take over for John Kelly as Chief of Staff.

Excellent pick.  High energy!

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253 Responses to President Trump Announces Mick Mulvaney Chief of Staff…

  1. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  2. convert says:

    Great news–only acceptable candidate mentioned IMHO.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. diogenes says:

    Isn’t Mulvaney already doing two or three other jobs though? He’s still head of OMB, and I’m not sure if that chick who was going to take over CFB ever got put into place.

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  4. farmhand1927 says:

    God’s speed, Mick. Unleash the power of the Almighty on these treasonists. We done got your back, son. Go get ’em.

    Liked by 11 people

  5. bulwarker says:

    Mick: The hardest working man in Washington.

    Liked by 16 people

  6. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Great! What a 1-2 MAGA punch. With the energy of POTUS and Mulvaney, I can imagine how those two will exhaust the staff.

    Liked by 18 people

  7. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    A great choice, and a great American and patriot. May God bless him in this new role.

    Liked by 9 people

  8. theresanne says:

    What a relief! Finally, a man with the brains, energy and guts to do the job.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. cplogics says:

    Mick Mulvaney is a product of a Catholic education, a contributor to his community far longer than before he decided to become a congressional candidate. He is a proven leader, hard worker and no parseltongue politician. This is a great choice. Now can he keep up with the demands of this job and the energy and work ethic of this President – hope so! His rise in the administration would not have been anticipated by most pundits which makes him all the more special. Good Luck to him and the administration in 2019.

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    • dianeax says:

      I love Mulvaney. Didn’t know he is a product of Catholic education but am not surprised. I can’t think of a better choice for COS.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      cplogics, to me Mulvaney is just as driven to work long and hard as is our President. He will do a great job and put his heart and time into the position. I had hoped he would be selected and am happy he has been. I agree his presentations are lucid and down to earth and we will see these same values in the new position.

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  10. Alleycats says:

    I squealed. I actually squealed in delight. This has been a great week, Mr. President.

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  11. nimrodman says:

    I think PresTrump should use that CFPB to fund the wall.

    Use it as a cash stream like Obama did, except divert the cash to wall funding instead of Obama’s race-grievance shakedown groups.

    I don’t think its charter has been reconfigured, so it still should be wholly unaccountable to Congressional oversight, right? Congress ultimately pulls all the purse strings – usually, but not this one because Liz Warren and her schemers rigged it to be unaccountable.

    Mulvaney reigned it in, but that’s because it’s an Executive-Branch bureau and able to be directed by the Exec Branch.

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  12. Hanuman says:

    Wondering if apprenticeship under Trump would produce strong candidates for future political contestants.

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  13. Sparty says:

    Love. This. Pick!

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  14. Pyrthroes says:

    As a Tea Party adherent, founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, this self-described “rightwing nutjob” is a major supporter of First and Second Amendment rights plus a relentless opponent of Rats’ degenerate “single payer” Obamacide. Appointed Director of Fauxcahontas’ extraordinarily destructive, actively unconstitutional Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) as well as Pres. Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Wikipedia reports:

    “Mulvaney immediately stopped hiring at the CFPB, stopped collecting fines, suspended rulemaking, and ordered all active investigations reviewed. Mulvaney also sharply reduced agency personnel’s access to bank data, arguing that it posed a security risk. On January 18, 2018, Mulvaney submitted a quarterly budget request for the CFPB to the Federal Reserve for $0.”

    Trump marches on! Meantime, what media studiously neglects in its most recent Mueller-centric
    raindance is that Trump thus far has employed no actions, only words. When this Administration dumps tons of front-end loaded ordure on all things Rat, media’s collective peabrain will pulsate with a weird red glow.

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  15. nimrodman says:

    Trump / Mulvaney 2020
    Pence long past his sell-by date

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  16. Donna in Oregon says:

    Mr. Mulvaney was doing a great job for the people.

    The Chief of Staff is not a job that has to have approval from the Senate.

    Chief of Staff is a glorified Secretary and political planner. #%^@ frickin’ Carl Rove, Rohm Deadfish Emmanuel….idiots like that can do the job.

    Dammit.

    This is not good. Don’t take someone critical (Mick Mulvaney, General Kelly) to the country and put them in an inconsequential position.

    Since General Kelly left the post of Homeland Security it has been shiite.

    Donald Trump needs to get a grip on his inner circle and it’s not from removing affirmed Secretaries that have been doing a good job. Get good lawyers, sharks that are stone cold, surround and protect yourself Mr. President.

    That is what is needed.

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    • rf121 says:

      Suicide watch. Got it.

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    • NvMtnOldMan says:

      Donna-the problem is with lawyers. It always has been and always will be. We have a non-lawyer President and we need non-lawyers everywhere. Congress is full of lawyers and look what a mess that is.

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    • amjean says:

      It is not inconsequential to President Trump.

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        If POTUS had a proactive White House staff he would not have to worry as much about his Chief of Staff to be a buffer for him ….hire Joe diGenova.

        If there were actually some balls working for POTUS, Hillary/Obama/FBI/DOJ would have been defanged long ago. There have been so many postings on CTH making it abundantly clear how to achieve that goal.

        Inaction on the part of the White House staff means that there should be some changes.
        They are reactive, not proactive and there should have been an entire team devoted to the DOJ/FBI crap and the Swamp should have been on high alert…..not POTUS.

        President Trump has a bunch of losers because he keeps getting sabotaged. If a moron like Obama can be protected…..then certainly Donald J. Trump can be protected.

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    • teeheeman says:

      Sorry Donna, but with all due respect get over yourself. This guy will do great and then move on to bigger/other things. Just sayin’….

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      • Donna in Oregon says:

        Free speech day here. Didn’t say he wouldn’t do a great job…..perhaps read, comprehend, seek to understand.

        Chief of Staff is a buffer.

        With all due respect, I am correct. Homeland Security went downhill after General Kelly left.

        It did. Now it is crap because of the change in leadership. She is not effective like General Kelly was.

        I forgive you.

        Gotta look at the whole picture. Jus’ sayin’ 🙂

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    • Bigly says:

      Donna – actually the COs is the nucleus of decision making. He/she is the inner ear of the president – the “tone”. It is the most crucial position for steering the flow of information, marketing.

      Without an effective COS, will disrupt all actionable items outside the Whitehouse. He/she is also critical for personnel selections, SCOTUS decisions, Whow hard to fight for the wall, et al. Trump cannot be expected to decide strategic deployments alone, he needs someone like Mick to be his inner ear.

      The COS is much more influential than any other position on my opinion.

      Without a strong and effective COS , MAGA faulters.

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    • Venus E. Lee says:

      lol Chief of Staff is THE most important job in executive branch, except for being POTUS.

      you have no clue what you’re talking about.

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      • steph_gray says:

        This is an area I needed to learn more about so I looked it up.

        The Obammunist had 5 CoS. I’m familiar with the names of none of them except the first one – Rahm. IMHO his real/stealth CoS was Jarrett.

        Looks like both Nixon and Reagan had very strong chiefs – Haig and Baker. Ford had both Rumsfeld and Cheney. Other recent presidents, not so much in the strength department, though Clinton had the evil department covered with Podesta. Perhaps that’s where the idea that the CoS doesn’t do much came from…

        We’re about to see a change. Reince P was a mistake – yes I do admit that VSGPDJT has made mistakes, there I said it. Kelly did fine for his purpose. Mulvaney will knock it out of the park!

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        • MelH says:

          Mulvaney encouraged POTUS to reduce Medicare and Social Security. I , and my Alzheimers diseased spouse (married 63 years) live on SS and Medicare and pay over $9K a year for a Medigap policy. Our kids subsidize us. A life-history would reveal we have both been employed since we were 14 years old, until forced retirement. PLEASE God, no reduction in SS or Medicare. Mulvaney wants what would BREAK us! Otherwise, i would think him great because he fixed the mess Elizabeth Warren made!

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          • Jan says:

            MelH. I’m sorry to hear about your spouse. It is tough living on only SS and MC. We got a 2.8% increase in our SS payments for 2019. What we need go be worried about are the Dimms pushing Medicare for all and all the illegals getting in on Medicare and SS (who never paid in to begin with). I’m much less worried about Mulvaney because Pres. Trump knows reducing both would hit the elderly and disabled much harder than anyone else. Hang in there. We’re at war. Think of Mulvaney as the consigliore w/knowledge of where the money is and where a lot of bodies are or should be. Besides, the Dimms, especially in the House, will be totally ignoring the OMB for the next 2 yrs. Might as well put Mulvaney’s brain power to better uses.

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  17. gingergal says:

    Now this is who I would call sharp (not David Bossie). The only bad thing about Mulvaney is we can’t put him in multiple cabinet positions all at once.

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  18. merrly says:

    Oh, I love him! And he is true blue, to be sure – no way is he a traitor like so many others. Trump can trust him. Good Choice!

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  19. Bogeyfree says:

    I’m thrilled he also has a legal background so he can relate with AG Barr on how best to take down the deep state.

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    • Haveaspine says:

      I heard AG Barr is deep state. DiGenova will be a much better choice. He flat out said he will take the job in a NY minute.

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      • Jan says:

        I agree, but DiGenova would not get confirmed. The RINOS in the Senate don’t want the DOJ/FBI fixed, especially those on the Senate Committee on Intelligence, and we still have the likes of McConnell, Murkowski, Sasse, Collins, and Romney as our chief RINOs.

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  20. Crawler says:

    Many times, over the past year or so, I’ve wondered who of the current political players would I wholeheartedly support the most to grab the Trump MAGA Torch in 2024 and carry on with it in the political trenches?

    No disrespect to Vice President Pence (who I have the utmost respect for and admire greatly), but I always came back to the same person: Mick Mulvaney.

    I’ve like Mick since the first time I saw him answering frothing/slanted media questions like he was swatting flies with ease. To me, Mick Mulvaney is the real deal. I guess it’s a safe bet to place that President Trump thinks he’s the real deal, too.

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    • nimrodman says:

      x1,000 on the swatting flies

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    • Bigly says:

      Pence is utterly and pathetically weak. He would lose in a landslide. I fear him running – but pray he watches trump and concludes “I could never be trump”. Just being a nice guy would be a death sentence for the GOP. He is vintage republican – always runs from the fight. We need Mick, et al who run into the fight.

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      • For Eyes says:

        When Reagan was done, Bush was given the nod almost without competition. I fear that with Pence. It would be an awful choice to have to vote for Pence over someone like a Warren or similar. That’s the kind of thing that makes people stay home and look for a bunker to crawl into for 4 years until the term passes.

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    • Lindenlee says:

      Mulvaney is open borders, his only negative. Must have a Prez who respects sovereignty. Like Pompeo.

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  21. I bet Mulvaney will force the White House press corps to maintain a degree of decorum.

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  22. milktrader says:

    I’ve personally met Mick on at least 3 occasions when he was my representative in Fort Mill.

    He is a small stature man with great energy. Don’t let the 5’8″ 145 lbs frame distract you. He is truly energetic and palpably positive.

    I know he got some cantaloupe blowback here in the past, but lets let that go and accept that energy can always be re-directed to the good.

    I wish my former representative the best!

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  23. CathyMAGA says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!

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  24. GB Bari says:

    I’m late getting to CTH articles so everything I would say about POTUS’ appointment of Mick Mulvaney as Chief of Staff has already been said here, and then some.

    So here’s my addition:

    👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍

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    • teeheeman says:

      Agreed GB – just checking into CTH myself. I LOVE this guy Please have him become full-time COS through the 2020 election and then give him pretty much any role he wants.

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  25. BSR says:

    BSR loves the Mick. Awesome news.

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  26. teeheeman says:

    OK cue the tomatoes. Love this choice, but also wanted to give a shout out to Reince Priebus, Trump’s initial COS Yes, Reince was in over his head, but he is a super good/capable guy (have met him several times) who has stayed loyal to Trump. And then there was this news today about him just joining the Navy Reserve. Very honorable and very cool!!!! A good man.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/reince-priebus-wants-to-join-the-navy-after-meeting-the-family-of-a-seal-member-killed-in-yemen

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    • Dave says:

      The article says that Priebus was approved as a reserve officer in human resources. He’ll probably do fine there.

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    • For Eyes says:

      The combo of Reince and Pence were truly awful and it took a very long time to fix the many mistakes made. One can easily say its still not fixed, and can easily say the mess Trump is still dealing with is the direct result of that duo.

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  27. TMonroe says:

    Someone willing to put in the hours like the president and takes the time to explain himself rather than play TelePrompTer politics. Two massive positives.

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  28. Summer says:

    ACTING Chief if Staff. Doesn’t that mean “until I find a permanent one?” Mulvaney is not quitting his own position so he is a temp, obviously. That’s what “acting” means. Just like he was acting when he took over the Pocahontas’ joint. He cleansed it, restricted its lawless activities and left.

    He might eventually become a permanent CoS of course. Mulvaney is probably one of very, very few people in the WH that President Trump finds trustworthy.

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  29. Summer says:

    ACTING Chief of Staff. Doesn’t that mean “until I find a permanent one?” Mulvaney is not quitting his own position so he is a temp, obviously. That’s what “acting” means. Just like he was acting when he took over the Pocahontas’ joint. He cleansed it, restricted its lawless activities and left.

    He might eventually become a permanent CoS of course. Mulvaney is probably one of very, very few people in the WH that President Trump finds trustworthy.

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  30. shirley49 says:

    I have a feeling that Trump is waiting for the new year to name a new bulldog Attorney General when the Senate has more votes so he will easily pass. Then I hope all hell breaks loose.

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  31. Rynn69 says:

    Excellent pick.

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  32. kltk1 says:

    Why “acting” COS instead of “my new” COS? This isn’t a position that requires confirmation and suggests it could be temporary.

    I like this choice, a lot and hope he stays.

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  33. MVW says:

    One obvious conclusion is that with NK, military, trade, tax reduction, healthcare, criminal justice reform, and the border either in the rearview mirror or nearly there, Trump will focus on getting the massive budget reeled in. As COS, Mulvaney is perfectly placed to ride herd on the dept’s.

    Watch for the change in focus…

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  34. It’s perfect!

    It’s the cabinet position closest to President Trump while Mick is groomed to be 2020 VP and 2024 President.

    🙂

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  35. Doug Amos says:

    So many positives! Most welcome. Is this not another sign that President Trump is future oriented; far ahead of the crowd? His actions suggest that while the swamp and the rats are locked into their past, engulfed in negatives, he and the people he is choosing have a vision, are on a mission, ready to work and make and Keep America Great.

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  36. Scott Brooks says:

    Lefties are trying to make hay of Mulvany’s statement on Nov. 2, 2016 that he supports Trump even though he is “a terrible person”. I don’t think that quote has any meaning to anybody unless you hate Trump and love the corrupt Deep State.

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