(KPIX/CBS Local)- President Donald Trump is searching for a new Chief of Staff after General John Kelly stepped down from the position earlier this week. While the administration is still in the process of vetting candidates to replace Kelly, a former Major League Baseball player wants to throw his hat in the ring.
Jose Canseco, the former Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers outfielder, tweeted at the President on Wednesday night asking for him to send him a direct message on Twitter so that they can talk about the position.
Canseco doesn’t have much in the way of political experience unless you count his testifying in front of Congress back in 2005 during the hearings into steroid use in baseball. That said, he does seem to have the hashtag game down as #yeswecanseco is a pretty sly play on words.
Meanwhile, The White House says Trump has told Rep. Mark Meadows that he’s needed in Congress and won’t be Trump’s next chief of staff.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump spoke Wednesday with the North Carolina Republican.
She says, “The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there.”
The chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus was on an initial list of four people Trump was considering to replace John Kelly after his first choice, Nick Ayers, pulled himself out of the running Sunday.
Meadows’ allies initially suggested he wasn’t interested in the challenging role, but he issued a public statement Monday stating he was willing to serve.
Trump’s decision is expected by the end of the year.