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    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney arrives to speak to the media at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where he began work earlier in the day after being named acting director by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington November 27, 2017

    A Tale of Two Bosses: US CFPB Acting Directors Battle With Emails, Donuts

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    The resignation of a US government consumer protection agency director resulted in an unexpected development as the organization now has two people insisting that they are the real acting head, sparking a storm in Twitter.

    The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ended up in quite a predicament as the agency suddenly found itself with two acting directors claiming to be in charge.

    This peculiar situation arose due the fact that while the former CFPB Director Richard Cordray named his aide Leandra English as the new boss prior to his resignation, US President Donald Trump has also appointed Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, as a temporary head of the organization.

    According to Bloomberg, both sides continue to insist that they are the one true acting director: while English sent an email to staff saying that "it is an honor to work with all of you," Mulvaney advised workers to ignore instructions from her and also treated them to donuts.

    ​Some people appeared to be amused by this diarchy, coming up with humorous suggestions about how Mulvaney and English might resolve their standoff.

    ​Others however rushed to take sides, supporting either English or Mulvaney.

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