It was formally announced over the weekend that Chief of Staff John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year.
Earlier it was reported President Donald Trump's top pick to replace Kelly was Nick Ayers, V.P. Mike Pence's current Chief of Staff, but it seems he too is hitting the high road come the end of the year.
In a tweet Ayres said:
Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @VP, and my great colleagues for the honor to serve our Nation at The White House. I wi… https://t.co/PnWg9raOYP— Nick Ayers (@Nick Ayers)1544390922.0
Some folks questioned the strange use of the term "advance the cause."
@nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP Advance the cause ?— Rosanna Arquette (@Rosanna Arquette)1544416795.0
@RoArquette @nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP The dog whistles aren’t even subtle anymore— Steven (@Steven)1544457063.0
@RoArquette @nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP White Nationalism?— Money4Moms (@Money4Moms)1544456542.0
@RoArquette @nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP Yes, that doesn’t sound real good. Haven’t you all done enough damage… https://t.co/IW5LyC9DE9— Freda Robinson (@Freda Robinson)1544449755.0
@RoArquette @nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP Their agenda is to turn the country back into the days of the Robber B… https://t.co/I6RZ7pACbt— Pete Diviny (@Pete Diviny)1544459280.0
Either way with Ayers headed for the hills...
...Twitter, always willing to lend a helpful hand in tough times, offered up some suggestions as a replacement for the embattled White House.
@realDonaldTrump WILL YOU BE MY CHIEF OF STAFF? https://t.co/eaSbxVp5Uf— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1544419979.0
How about who ever hosts the Oscars must also be Trump's Chief of Staff?— Jim Gaffigan (@Jim Gaffigan)1544404645.0
Live video of @realDonaldTrump’s @WhiteHouse. https://t.co/s6ZyicLSAc— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell)1544416219.0
I would like to add the possibility that the president of the United States installs his trusted advisor the simple… https://t.co/XqaumB8xwi— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast)1544411415.0
Trump is going to float making Ivanka his new Chief of Staff any minute now. No one else wants the job. https://t.co/cJaeYf2cRz— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1544410291.0
BREAKING: The next White House Chief of Staff will be the first person who says yes— andy lassner (@andy lassner)1544396037.0
There was even a poll.
A totally awesome and relevant Sunday night Auntie poll: Now that Nick Ayers has turned down the Chief of Staff position?— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻)1544407940.0
Some Fox Blond is winning, but some were holding out for these suggestions.
@DearAuntCrabby Himself. He doesn’t need a chief of staff. He’s thinks he can do it all. He’s a... https://t.co/uRGhvoQ56k— Jim Wilson (@Jim Wilson)1544424415.0
@DearAuntCrabby Ivanka or Jerrod Kushner (till they're indicted)— sarah (@sarah)1544408096.0
@DearAuntCrabby https://t.co/bajC40b82P— Trump's not my Pres (@Trump's not my Pres)1544408244.0
@DearAuntCrabby The Make America Great Again bear that's made in China. https://t.co/6SMTgWHK2e— Y❄❄nD❄Is❄urTreasure🎄🎁🎅⛄ (@Y❄❄nD❄Is❄urTreasure🎄🎁🎅⛄)1544409383.0
@DearAuntCrabby https://t.co/6oGw9HuRhp— JB (@JB)1544450812.0
@DearAuntCrabby https://t.co/LeHcQHA80a— Joe Pinzino (@Joe Pinzino)1544414870.0
There is a good reason no one wants the job.
Gee, wonder why no one seems to want what is typically considered the most powerful job in the White House? No one… https://t.co/UrYavplKRJ— peter zeidenberg (@peter zeidenberg)1544415280.0
@nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP Translation: As tempting as federal prison sounds, I think I’m good.— Clay Crocker (@Clay Crocker)1544413536.0
@realDonaldTrump It’s like advertising for a first mate position the moment the Titanic struck the iceberg.— Ceiling Spirits (@Ceiling Spirits)1544422696.0
@realDonaldTrump No one wants that job #Individual1 You dont heed the advice of your advisors nor your legal counsel...why bother?— Scott Taylor (@Scott Taylor)1544422374.0
@nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP BREAKING: Nick Ayers not taking job as White House chief of staff. Ayers said he w… https://t.co/hnagLES98B— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1544405946.0
@DeanObeidallah @nick_ayers @realDonaldTrump @VP You would think that any one with a sense of longevity and the Des… https://t.co/LpXQKnX6Va— Daniel Broome06 (@Daniel Broome06)1544448319.0
Maybe Trump can get one of these guys.