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Mark Meadows Stokes Chief of Staff Chatter: I’m ‘Favorably Inclined’ to Talk With Trump About the Job

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) — whose name has been floated as a possible replacement for John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff — seems to be very much open to the prospect.

Appearing on The Story, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus indicated he would lean towards speaking with President Donald Trump about taking the job, if the commander-in-chief asks.

“Right now, I’ve got a great job in representing the people of western North Carolina. I’m gonna continue to do that,” Meadows said with moderate-at-best conviction — when asked by host Martha MacCallum whether he wants the job. “And yet, at the same time, there needs to be someone to support this president, and making sure that we indeed make America great again.”

MacCallum followed up by saying, “It sounds like, if you were offered the job, you would say yes.”

“You don’t answer a question before it’s asked,” Meadows replied. “But I can say this: Because it’s an honor, I’m certainly favorably inclined to at least have a discussion with the president.”

Earlier Monday, Meadows told Politico, “Serving as Chief of Staff would be an incredible honor. The President has a long list of qualified candidates and I know he’ll make the best selection for his administration and for the country.”

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