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John Kelly may step down as White House chief of staff

ANI  |  Washington DC [USA] 

is likely to step down as the in the coming days, according to sources.

Amid buzz over the fractious relationship between and Donald Trump, the two have stopped speaking to each other in recent days, reported.

Trump is actively discussing a plan for Kelly's replacement, although an insider said that nothing is clear as of now and nothing would be final until the US announces a replacement.

Nick Ayers, who is US Vice Mike Pence's chief of staff, is seen as a leading contender and is likely to succeed

Ever since Kelly took over the post from his previous role as US in July last year, he has reportedly had a "tense relationship" with Trump. There have been previous instances where it was reported that Kelly was stepping down from his role.

Both Trump and Kelly have reportedly been at loggerheads over various issues. In the last few months, Kelly's role began to diminish as the US President evaded most of the policies and protocols he had enacted and Kelly was on the verge of being fired several times.

With the Democrats set to take over the in January following the midterm elections last month, Trump is becoming seriously concerned over the same and has privately said that Kelly is not "politically savvy".

Last month, reported that the US President was mulling over replacements for several senior positions in his administration following the outcome of the midterm polls, where the Republicans expanded its majority in the but lost out in the House.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 04:45 IST
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