36-year-old Nick Ayers, currently Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, was rumored to be President Trump’s next chief of staff following the departure of General John Kelly at the end of the year.
Ayers is out. More on that below.
Now, the rumored replacement for Kelly is a sitting Republican Congressman.
President Trump has privately been floating the idea of replacing chief of staff John Kelly with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), according to Axios.
Others being considered include: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Ayers, the father of triplets, wanted to leave the administration to be at home in Georgia.
Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @VP, and my great colleagues for the honor to serve our Nation at The White House. I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause. 🇺🇸 #Georgia
— Nick Ayers (@nick_ayers) December 9, 2018
President Trump is favored, at the moment, to win re-election to the White House come 2020.
Great news for the GOP.
However, coming in second at the moment is…
From Daily Wire:
According to the sportsbook BetOnline, the odds of President Trump being reelected are heavily in his favor. Trump is the only candidate on the list given by the sportsbook where the odds favor his winning the presidency, at 7-5. The next most likely candidates are Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and current flavor of the month Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) who lost his challenge for Sen. Ted Cruz’s Senate seat.
Full odds of top (potential) candidates:
Donald Trump 7-5
Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris 10-1
Joe Biden 12-1
Bernie Sanders 16-1
Mike Pence 20-1
Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard 25-1
Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bloomberg, Ro Khanna, Tom Steyer 33-1
Ben Shapiro, Michael Avenatti 40-1
2019 and 2020 are going to be just as wild as 2015 and 2016 once Democrats finally announce their presidential bids.
Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California are widely expected to run for office, despite having little experience on the national level.
Both liberal politicians have most things in common, including wanting to implement universal basic income.
It is literally free money.
UBI would give new meaning to the phrase “reckless government spending,” not to mention taxes would spike around the nation.
From Daily Wire:
The plan, largely known as “universal basic income” (UBI) would redistribute money from working Americans to low-income citizens. Harris, who, like Booker, is looking to run for president in 2020, unveiled a plan last month that would give families making less than $100,000 a year up to $500 a month, or $6,000 a year, in tax credits. Individuals making less than $50,000 would get up to $250 a month in tax credits from the government.
Harris: “Americans are working harder than ever but stagnant wages mean they can’t keep up with cost of living increases. We should put money back into the pockets of American families to address rising costs of childcare, housing, tuition, and other expenses.“
Harris thinks members of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement are comparable to men of the Ku Klux Klan.
They are one and the same.
This is who Democrats might want to run for president in 2020?
I guess that makes sense.
Watch below as Harris gets destroyed by the acting director of ICE.
From Daily Wire:
Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) during a Senate hearing on Thursday and appeared to suggest that they act like a terrorist organization toward foreign nationals who are illegally in the United States.
Harris made the comparison during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to consider the nomination of Ronald Vitello to be the new director of ICE.
Harris asked Vitiello about comments he previously made in which he referred to the Democratic Party as “liberalcratic” or “NeoKlanist,” in an attempt to publicly shame him. Harris repeatedly pressed him to explain why he made the remark and why the remark was wrong for him to make.
Vitiello: “The Klan was what we could call today a domestic terrorist group.”
Harris: “Why? Why would we call them a domestic terrorist group?”
Vitiello: “Because they tried to use fear and force to change the political environment.”
Harris: “And what was the motivation for the use of fear and force?”
Vitiello: “It was based on race and ethnicity.”
Harris: “Right. And are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the law and do you see any parallels?”
Vitiello: “I do not see any parallels between sworn officers and agents–“
Harris: “I’m talking about perception.”
Vitiello: “I do not see a parallel between what is constitutionally mandated as it related to enforcing the law. I see no perception that puts ICE in the same category as the KKK.”