President Trump is replacing Mick Mulvaney, his acting chief of staff of 14 months, with Rep. Mark Meadows, a longtime ally and frequent defender of his on Capitol Hill, Mr. Trump said late Friday.
Mr. Meadows will be the fourth person to serve as Mr. Trump’s chief of staff.
“I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one,” President Trump tweeted from his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, on Friday. He thanked Mr. Mulvaney “for having served the administration so well” and said Mr. Mulvaney would serve as U.S. special envoy for 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