Conservative Champ on Short List For Trump’s Chief of Staff

NEWS … NORTH CAROLINA REP. MARK MEADOWS sends along this comment about the reports that he is a candidate for White House chief of staff: “Serving as Chief of Staff would be an incredible honor. The President has a long list of qualified candidates and I know he’ll make the best selection for his administration and for the country.”

SO, YES … MEADOWS is clearly interested.

NOW … THE CASE FOR MARK MEADOWS AS CHIEF OF STAFF … LET’S BE REAL … PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP doesn’t have any use for a traditional chief of staff. He doesn’t want to be told what to do. He isn’t particularly interested in Washington’s power structures. He doesn’t want someone minding his manners. He needs a chief of staff who shares those interests — and Meadows might just be that person.

— MEADOWS HAS TRUMP’S EAR. The North Carolina Republican has been one of the president’s top outside advisers for the last two years. They have a good rapport — it’s one based off mutual interest, to be sure — and he’s a known entity in the West Wing and on Capitol Hill. Not many other people have that.

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