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Pence man out as Trump's chief: sources

Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers is out of the running, say sources. (AAP)

Sources say Mike Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, is out of the running to fill the same role for President Donald Trump.

Nick Ayers will not become US President Donald Trump's next chief of staff and the president is considering two other officials instead, sources familiar with the matter say.

The president is considering current Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, one source said on Sunday.

Ayers, currently Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, tweeted he would be leaving the White House shortly. Sources said he would be joining a political action committee.

"I will be departing at the end of the year but will work with the #MAGA team to advance the cause," he wrote on Twitter, a reference to Trump's Make America Great Again slogan.

Trump will decide on his new chief of staff by the end of the year, the sources said.

The president said on Saturday current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would leave the post by year's end.

One source said Trump had sought a two-year commitment from Ayers and he was unable to agree.

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