Who is Nick Ayers? Mike Pence Aide Refuses White House Chief of Staff Job, Won't Commit Two Years for Trump

Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers will not be replacing John Kelly after he leaves the White House at the end of the year.

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal and NBC News reported that Ayers—who was pegged to take over Kelly's role—did not reach an agreement with President Donald Trump on the time-frame of the job and eventually turned it down.

According to White House officials, Trump wanted Ayers to commit to two years but he refused the offer as he wanted to spend more time with his young children in Georgia. Ayers reportedly suggested he temporarily steps in until March but the president decided he was after a permanent candidate for the role.

In a tweet posted earlier today, Ayers—a 36-year-old political consultant—confirmed he will be departing the White House at the end of the year to continue working with the Make America Great Again team elsewhere.

"Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @VP, and my great colleagues for the honor to serve our Nation at The White House. I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause. #Georgia," he tweeted.

On Saturday, Trump confirmed that Kelly will be leaving the White House "at the end of the year."

"John Kelly will be leaving, I don't know if I can say retiring but great guy," Trump told reporters. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. We will be announcing who will be taking John's place, it might be on an interim basis."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Chief of Staff to the Vice President Nick Ayers stands outside a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, December 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Sunday, White House officials confirmed that Ayers will not be Trump's next White House chief of staff. Getty/Drew Angerer
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