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Trump's Next Chief Of Staff Is Rumored To Be 36-Year-Old Wunderkind

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President Trump announced on Friday that Chief of Staff John Kelly would be gone at the end of the year.

That leaves the commander-in-chief in search of a new COS after recently announcing Heather Nauert is his pick for ambassador to the United Nations, while William Barr is the choice for attorney general.

Now, it appears Trump will look to steal Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, a 36-year-old political wunderkind.

President Donald Trump appears poised to replace current chief of staff John Kelly, the 68 year-old, four-star marine general, with a 36-year old multi-millionaire who has a reputation as a polarizing and hard-charging fixture in Republican politics, multiple officials tell NBC News.

Nick Ayers, who has served in the administration as the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence for the last 17 months, has agreed to serve as acting chief of staff to President Trump, a senior White House official tells NBC News. Trump has discussed with Ayers the prospect of him serving as his right hand in the West Wing for months.

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Why go with someone so young?

In 2010, Ayers was named one of Time Magazine’s 40 most influential people in politics under the age of 40.

Before that, Ayers took time off from college to join the campaign of Georgia State Senator Sonny Perdue.

Perdue won the race to become the Peach State’s next governor.

Ayers was looked upon so fondly that he was offered a gig in Perdue’s new administration.

According to Ayers, “I had the option of basically being the senior adviser to a governor or a freshman in college. I chose the gubernatorial post.

A couple years later, at only 22-years-old, Ayers served as Perdue’s campaign manager. Perdue won re-election.

To read more about Ayers, click here.

Ayers (or whoever is chosen) will be Trump’s third chief of staff in two years, following Reince Priebus and Kelly.

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Speaking of VP Pence, via Daily Wire:

Pence and Putin met up on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference in Singapore on Friday, where foreign leaders discussed arms control and other pressing issues. As they shook hands — and for a good while after — Pence cast a steely glare at Putin, never breaking eye contact.

Speaking of William Barr, the former AG is expected to become AG once again.

He served as head of the DOJ under President George H.W. Bush.

Barr is reportedly Trump’s top choice.

Former Attorney General William Barr is President Trump’s top prospect to be nominated as attorney general, multiple people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post.

Barr, 68, led the Justice Department from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush and has the support of several White House officials, including a number of senior lawyers in the White House Counsel’s Office, according to the Post.

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected].