John Kelly could be out of the White House soon

White House chief of staff John Kelly may soon become the latest high-ranking member of President Trump’s inner circle out of a job, reports said Tuesday.

Trump is mulling replacing Kelly with one of a number of candidates, with Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, having the inside track, White House sources told NBC and the Wall Street Journal.

Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff since July 2017, has reportedly been on the hot seat amid friction with several members of the West Wing staff — including the first lady and Trump himself.

But the retired Marine Corps general has stayed on despite repeated rumblings that his ouster was imminent.

However, with Trump cleaning house in the wake of the midterm elections and heading into the backstretch of his first term, the spotlight may once again be on Kelly.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out last week.

Reports Tuesday said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is likely on her way out.

Trump is aware that booting Nielsen, who is close to Kelly, may force the chief of staff to quit, insiders told the Wall Street Journal.

“This is how the president works,” one White House official anonymously told the paper of the fractious, competitive work environment within the West Wing. “He’s doused a bunch of people in gasoline and he’s waiting for someone to light a match.”

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