Trump names 4th chief of staff in 4 years

  07 March 2020    Read: 694
Trump names 4th chief of staff in 4 years

In the midst of one of the most daunting crises of his administration, President Donald Trump announced a major staff overhaul, replacing his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows – making him the fourth chief of staff in four years, reports citing Daily Sabah. 

With much of the country focused on the spreading coronavirus, Trump announced the surprise reshuffle in a Friday night tweet, saying Mulvaney would become the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland.

"I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one,” he wrote, thanking Mulvaney – who never shook his "acting” title – "for having served the Administration so well.”

The long-rumored move comes as Trump has been pulling together a team of loyalists and allies ahead of what is expected to be a bitter reelection fight. But the timing – as his administration was already facing criticism over its handling of the outbreak – has threatened to exacerbate concerns about the government's ability to protect the nation from a virus that has now infected more than 100,000 people worldwide.

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