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Nick Ayers Is Rising Fast in Trump’s Washington. How Far Will He Go?

Nov 21, 2018 - The New York Times
Board and Executive Moves

WASHINGTON — To a president who likes his aides to have a certain kind of central-casting mien, Nick Ayers definitely looks the part.

A floppy-haired, dimple-chinned political operative with a disarming Southern drawl, Mr. Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, resembles an ambitious “House of Cards” character who wandered onto the set of the Trump reality show.

It is no accident that his name keeps resurfacing as a possible twist in the plotline.

And that t...