According to the FAKE NEWS!!1!, Jared Kushner, President Stupid’s Fratsputin and current White House senior aide Jared Kushner is under consideration for the newly vacant Chief of Staff role. And… according to other reports, he isn’t.
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) December 13, 2018
Hearing from multiple sources close to the White House that while the chief of staff situation remains very fluid, Kushner is not to their knowledge under consideration.
— Tarini Parti (@tparti) December 13, 2018
And so it went back and forth yesterday, until a very large shadow loomed (per Axios morning email thingie, idiosyncratic emboldening and bullets is theirs – I’m done trying to fix their weirdness):
President Trump met with Chris Christie last evening and considers him a top contender to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, a source familiar with the president’s thinking tells Jonathan Swan.
- Christie is “tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically-savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters,” the source said.
Behind the scenes: Trump has met with a couple of others, but the way he’s discussed Christie to confidants makes them think he’s serious. The former New Jersey governor’s legal background may also come in handy next year.
- Between the lines: Christie is used to being a principal, and it’s unclear how he would handle playing second fiddle. Also, he is not a friend of the Kushners. (As U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Christie sent Jared’s father to prison.)
Also spotted at the White House yesterday … another contender for chief of staff: David Bossie, Trump’s 2016 deputy campaign manager.
Bossie would be the 2016 Goat Rodeo campaign manager that is not in prison.
Anyway, so Kushner or the guy who put Kushner’s daddy behind bars, or a guy who worked on the most felonious campaign in US History.
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