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Yankees President Randy Levine Shoots Down Trump's White House Chief of Staff Rumor

MSNBC listed Levine as a potential replacement to John Kelly on Donald Trump's Chief of Staff during a report on Monday.

Yankees president Randy Levine is not considering becoming United States president Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, he told Fancred's Jon Heyman during Major League Baseball's winter meetings on Monday.

The sentiment quells rumors about Levine's potential candidacy, which were spurred by an MSNBC report shared earlier Monday.

"No one's talked to me about being White House chief of staff," Levine said. "I respect the president, but I'm very happy being president of the Yankees."

Levine was listed as one of six men being considered for the role, alongside Congressman Mark Meadows, acting attorney general Matt Whitaker, and cabinet members Mick Mulvaney and Steve Mnuchin.

Per Zagoria, Levine was called a "wild card" for the position, which is being vacated by John Kelly by the end of the year.

Levine, who has served as the Yankees president since 2000, is a longtime supporter of Trump. Last year, Levine wrote a column on Newsmax criticizing Trump for his efforts towards tax reform.