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Betting Sites Say Mnuchin Most Likely Replacement for Mulvaney

I don’t think so. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin is not Trumpy enough. It’s not my sense that President Trump wants him around – he almost never meets with him.

One person not being named who might be Trump’s choice, should he get rid of Mick Mulvaney, is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He loves Pompeo. Meets with him every week.

Another possibility: Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who reportedly is always hanging around the White House.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is emerging as the bookmakers’ favorite to be the next White House chief of staff if President Trump ditches embattled acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.

At 3-2, he edges out White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who is at 7-2, and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell, who has odds of 5-2, according to betting aggregator

“While Trump has been privately testing the idea of replacing yet another chief of staff, the betting odds suggest that Mulvaney keeping his job is still a likely scenario,” said Alex Donohue, US-Bookies political betting analyst. “The current chief of staff has 5-2 odds to keep his job through the end of 2019.”

Speculation has swirled that Mulvaney’s days are numbered after a string of verbal slipups.