As the White House urgently hunts for a replacement for John Kelly, who became the latest member of the Trump administration to bite the dust, talk show host Stephen Colbert decided to chime in by mocking the president’s “desperate” chief of staff search.

In His Late Show monologue on Monday night, Colbert said that Trump was looking for some pretty disturbing qualities in the new White House chief of staff.

The talk show host was alluding to a statement made about Trump’s first choice for the position, Nick Ayers, who Trump apparently took a liking to because of his look-alike qualities. A statement from the White House said:

With a head of blonde hair, Mr Ayers somewhat resembles Mr Trump in his younger days, a fact that the president often looks for as a positive signal

Ayers, who is already Mike Pence’s chief of staff, declined Trumps offer and decided to leave the White House entirely, which - according to an official - was a “humiliation for Mr Trump and his adult children, an emotion that the president tries to avoid at all costs”.

Colbert laughs at this statement, joking:

And that’s not easy. Have you seen his adult children?

Other potential recruitments for the role included treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, both of whom have said they are not interested.

So as it’s becoming clearer that nobody seems to be wanting to take on the responsibilities of this role, Colbert likens the situation to the president being rejected as a contestant on The Bachelor giving away his final rose.

Imitating Trump's demeanour, Colbert says:

I hold in my hands the final rose and I would be so honoured if you Stephanie would take this... no? OK, Chloe? No? OK... anybody want this thing or what?

At the end of his monologue, Colbert announces that since nobody is willing to take the job as chief of staff, he will put his name in the hat instead – much to the amusement of the audience who start chanting his name.

"Mr President, I Stephen Colbert, am your next White house chief of staff. Will I be able to control the president? No. Will we fight? Yeah... But will I bring a steady hand to a tumultuous west wing? Also, no," he says looking straight at the camera.

To much laughter, he ends with, "I believe in my heart of hearts... that this could be fun for me."

Here's hoping.

HT Huffington Post

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