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New York Yankees President Randy Levine is a “wild card” candidate for the White House Chief of Staff position which will be open when John Kelly departs, according to MSNBC.
Levine, who has served as the baseball team’s president since 2000, was both the principal associate deputy attorney general and principal deputy associate attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice during the Ronald Reagan administration.
A conservative and longtime Trump supporter, Levine was also New York City’s Labor Commissioner when Rudy Giuliani was mayor.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 10, 2018
“This is a fluid situation,” MSNBC White House reporter Jeff Bennett said on air. “We do understand that the President has settled on a new list of top contenders to replace John Kelly now that Nick Ayers has taken himself out of the running.”
North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, Mick Mulvaney, David Bossie, Steve Mnuchin, and Matt Whitaker are also under consideration for the position.
If Levine doesn’t pan out, some theorized the president may look to hire someone from another prominent sports organization.
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Trump: "Get me a list of great yankees and patriots!"
Staffers: "Ok, here's a list of RNC operatives."
Trump: "NO I want a list of Yankees and Patriots employees! They're winners! I only want winners in the White House!"
— Alex Bernhard (@BernietheJet) December 10, 2018