first_imgYankees president Randy Levine is one of the candidates to become the next White House chief of staff, according to an MSNBC report Monday morning.The report labeled the 63-year-old Yankees executive a “wild card” in the search. While Levine has been a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, the two men haven’t always been on the same page. Last year, Levine wrote a commentary on the conservative website Newsmax ripping the president’s tax plan as hypocritical and a “swamp deal.”President Trump announced that current White House chief of staff, Gen. John F. Kelly, would step down this month. Yankees President Randy Levine being called a ‘wild card’ by @msnbc for White House Chief of Staff position— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 10, 2018Levine has been the Yankees president since January 2000. The team has made the playoffs all but four seasons during his tenure and won two World Series. Despite his generally successful run, Levine has been a frequent target among the media and fans when things go wrong, not unexpected in such a high-profile position.The Brooklyn native has previous experience in the federal government, having served as the principal associate deputy attorney general and principal deputy associate attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice under President Ronald Reagan. Levine resigned in 1988.last_img