“I have stopped biking to work,” Mr. McDonough said on NBC over the weekend, attributing the stoppage to a presidential order. The new chief of staff used to ride his bicycle to the White House while employed as Mr. Obama’s deputy national security adviser, The Hill reports.

But his new position carries a Cabinet-level title. And for security reasons, The Hill reports, the president says he has to put away the bike.

A sort of “free McDonough” rally has erupted.