>> It's gonna be a very good discussion.>> US president Donald Trump closing the week with a tweet Friday evening announcing that Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney will be his new Chief of Staff. He replaced John Kelly who is set to step down at the start of the new year.
The decision came just hours after former New Jersey governor Chris Christie who had been considered a top candidate abruptly withdrew his name from consideration for the post. Mulvaney drew public attention when Trump turned to him to head the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he rolled back oversight, dropped several cases begun by his Obama era predecessor, and slashed in half a fine against a payday lender.
A loyal Ally to Trump, Mulvaney often appears on Sunday TV talk shows to defend Trump's policies, and accused Democrats last year of trying to make the president look bad by claiming victory in budget negotiations. Mulvaney will take over the post on a temporary basis, becoming Trump's third Chief of Staff after John Kelly and Reince Priebus.