With Chief of Staff John Kelly exiting the White House before the end of the year with no replacement in sight, Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law are looking to fill the void while gaining more power. A source close to the president says that he isn't sure he needs a new chief of staff with his family members in charge.
Mercury News reports that Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner, a couple described by departing Chief of Staff John Kelly as "dilettantes," may have seized even more control of the White House while there is even more scrutiny on them from outside the administration.
A Trump ally spoke to the New York Times to share their personal view of what's going on, especially now that Nick Ayers turned down the position.
"The view inside is that they are now 'running the building,' have been seen as maneuvering for greater control and influence around the president."
But even Trump friends don't believe that Ivanka and Jared are up to holding down the fort while evidence is mounting against Trump and his associates.