President Trump is planning to spend part of his holiday stay at Mar-a-Lago interviewing candidates for jobs in his administration.
When asked by a reporter on Thursday if doing so was among his plans, Trump replied, “We’ll have a few.”
“I’m very happy with my Cabinet and people that work for me,” he said. “But a few of them I would say can do very well outside. Everyone is doing well when they leave.”
Trump specifically mentioned former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, saying that she’s “become a very important person in the outside world.”
“We have many such people where they work here for a year and a half or for a period of time then they go outside and do really well,” the president further noted. “That’s what I want…to see. There’s always a lot of change. Probably be changing a couple, maybe a few, but very little. Overall, we’re very happy.”
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Trump didn’t elaborate on which positions he’ll be working to fill, but Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is among those he is said to be eager to replace.
CNN reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may soon be leaving his position as well, despite assurances from the president that he’ll remain through 2020.