Conservatives Urge Trump To Keep Mick Mulvaney As Chief Of Staff

In an open letter, influential conservatives urge President Trump to keep his embattled chief of staff and remove the "acting" from his title.
President Trump's acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions at the White House on Oct. 17. Win McNamee/Getty Images Source: Win McNamee

Some of the top names in conservative politics have a message for President Trump: don't fire acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. In fact, Trump should "make him permanent in the Chief of Staff role," they write in an open letter obtained by NPR and set to be released later Thursday.

The signatories, who include Tony Perkins, Jenny Beth Martin, Ginni Thomas, David McIntosh and J. Kenneth Blackwell, lead influential conservative groups and are often consulted by President Trump and White House officials. That such a letter is being sent at all hints at the precariousness of Mulvaney's current position.

He's been in the job for almost a year and President

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