Wilbur Ross’ sleepy reign at the U.S. Department of Commerce may be coming to an end. While disappointing for those of us who also believe one should be ready for a good nap anyplace, any time, it’s not a huge surprise, because, to put it mildly, Wilbur Ross is shockinglybad at being a Cabinet member, even by the standards of this Cabinet. It seems sometimes that literally anyone could do a better job… oh no wait it’s going to be this fucking guy.
In a sign of Ross’ perceived weakness, at least one influential Trump ally has begun speaking openly about his desire for the Commerce job if and when it becomes vacant: Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney.
Over the summer, Trump considered a willing Mulvaney as a potential replacement for his chief of staff, John Kelly. However, in recent days, Mulvaney has abandoned that ambition and told allies and other officials that he is now interested in succeeding Ross, according to several people familiar with the conversations.
Wilbur Ross leaving? Mulvaney is waiting. [Politico]