John Kelly eyeing DHS spokesman for White House Communications Director
Mr. Lapan is at the top of a short list to serve as the White House’s top official on communications and promoting the president’s agenda, two administration officials told CNN Money. He would take the position formerly held by Anthony Scaramucci, a friend of the president who lasted 10 days in the job before Mr. Kelly forced him out on Monday.
Mr. Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, served as Homeland Security secretary until Mr. Trump tapped him as the new chief of staff on Friday. He began work in his new job Monday, replacing the ousted Reince Priebus.
New White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly reportedly is eyeing his Homeland Security spokesman, David Lapan, to fill the vacant post of White House communications director.