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Trump: ‘Many, Over Ten’ People Want to Be My Chief of Staff

President Trump claimed Tuesday morning that he has many options for his next chief of staff, in an apparent attempt to dispel rumors that he’s having trouble filling the job after Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, turned him down. “Fake News has it purposely wrong,” he wrote. “Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!” The drama began Saturday, when Trump told reporters that John Kelly would be leaving the role. The president tapped Ayers to replace him, but Ayers turned him down after disagreeing on how long he would stay in the role, in what the New York Times called a “humiliation” for Trump and his family. It remains unclear who these “over ten” eager applicants are, or if they exist at all.