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As President Donald Trump prepares for a new congressional session - the first of his presidency in which Republicans won't be in control of both chambers - his White House is bracing for a political battle for which numerous president's allies fear he is underprepared.

"A lot of great people want the job", Trump told reporters at the White House while meeting with the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Why would anyone not want one of the really great and important work in Washington.

"A war room? You serious?" one former White House official said when asked about internal preparations.

Trump on Tuesday disputed news reports that he's having a hard time finding someone to take the position. "Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position".

New Yorker magazine wrote that "Trump Boasts at Least 10 Americans Willing to Take Job as His Chief of Staff", in its headline. Many weren't being taken seriously, but the breadth of the list highlighted the uncertainty in Trump's political orbit over the job hunt.

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"In the best of times, it is relentless", said Chris Whipple, an expert on chiefs of staff and author of "The Gatekeepers", a book on the subject.

Bossie, in an interview Tuesday with Fox News, did not deny interest in the job but said he didn't "foresee" Trump offering him the position.

Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president, announced Tuesday that Kelly will be staying on past the end of the year, despite Trump's previous remarks saying he will be gone before then, as the Washington Post reported.

Some possible contenders, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney have said they are not interested, sources said. No obvious successor to Kelly was in sight, and there was some fretting that Trump may not be able to fill the job by the time Kelly leaves.

A replacement will be named, possibly on an interim basis, Trump told reporters Saturday on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the Army-Navy football game.

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