The search for President Trump's next chief-of-staff continues, but we're getting closer to a decision.
Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump said he has narrowed down his choices.
Pres Trump says he's down to 5 candidates for WH Chief of Staff. Calls them "really good ones. Terrific people. Mostly well known." Says they're undergoing interviews. pic.twitter.com/hZIFA8eNx0— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2018
During an interview with Fox News, President Trump said he is still open to ideas about who should replace General John Kelly, but that he's looking for someone who "thinks like him."
"I want someone that's strong but I want someone that thinks like I do. It's my vision, it is my vision after all. At the same time I'm open to ideas," Trump said.
Citizen's United President David Bossie was seen entering the West Wing earlier today and is scheduled to meet with President Trump for lunch on Friday.
How the sausage gets made in 2018 — David Bossie openly campaigning to be White House chief of staff on “Fox and Friends” this morning: pic.twitter.com/X5IeiSWgLQ— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) December 11, 2018
Yesterday it was announced House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows is no longer being considered.
"Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is also in the running for the job.