Three Things You Need to Know on December 10th

December 10, 2018

President Trump says he's interviewing some great people to replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly. Trump ripped the media for reporting that Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, was a top choice for the position. Ayers took himself out of the running over the weekend and announced he plans to leave the White House at the end of the year.  According to Reuters, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republican Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina are two of the possible contenders to replace current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

President Trump says he didn't break campaign finance rules by paying off women to keep quiet about alleged affairs.  The President took to Twitter this morning and said the payments were done correctly as a simple private transaction, not a campaign contribution.  But even if they weren't made correctly, Trump said it's his former lawyer Michael Cohen's fault and not his. 

Colorado's Winter Park is at the top of this year's list of best ski resorts in North America.  That's from USA Today's 2018 Ski and Snowboard Reader's Choice Awards.  Copper Mountain took the fifth spot, while Telluride took tenth.  Winter Park officials say it's great to be on top of such a list of stellar resorts.