Trump’s short list for potential John Kelly replacements

John Kelly stands behind the desk in the Oval Office
Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Oval Office. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump is consulting with advisers about replacing Chief of Staff John Kelly, the WSJ’s Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas first reported.

What we're hearing: Sources with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed to me what the Wall Street Journal first reported — that Trump has told people he's interested in Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, or Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, to replace Kelly.