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Will Chris Christie Become Trump’s Next Chief of Staff?

The former New Jersey governor met with the president Thursday evening, and he’s reportedly a “top contender.”

By NTK Staff | 12.14.2018 @9:00am
Will Chris Christie Become Trump’s Next Chief of Staff?

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with President Donald Trump Thursday evening to discuss Christie entering the White House as chief of staff. According to Axios, Christie is a “top contender” for the position.

The former Republican governor had previously served on the transition team for the Trump campaign in 2016. He was eventually let go from that position for “mismanagement” and the fallout over Christie’s Bridgegate scandal.

But time apparently heals all wounds, as does a need to fill a vital West Wing position with a familiar face.

Trump has met with a couple of others, but the way he’s discussed Christie to confidants makes them think he’s serious. Christie is “tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically-savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters,” the source said. The former New Jersey governor’s legal background may also come in handy next year.

Axios reported that president and CEO of Citizens United, David Bossie, was also spotted at the White House. Bossie, who served as Trump’s 2016 deputy campaign manager, is also reportedly under consideration for the chief of staff position.

Trump announced via tweet last week that current chief of staff John Kelly would be leaving the administration at the end of the year. Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, was widely viewed as the likely successor to Kelly but turned down the job on Sunday.

UPDATE: Christie reportedly took himself out of the running:

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