Chris Christie pulled his name from consideration to be Trump’s chief of staff because he has a book coming out in January.
Christie released a statement dropping out of the race to be next person fired by Trump, “It’s an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief-of-staff. However, I’ve told the President that now is not the right time for me or my family to undertake this serious assignment. As a result, I have asked him to no longer keep me in any of his considerations for this post.”
A potential reason for Christie bailing is that he has a book coming out next month, and working for Trump would complicate his book deal:
Christie's lucrative memoir, which is expected to settle some scores, will come out in January. It's finished. Being chief of staff would have complicated that…
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 14, 2018
Nobody wants to work for Trump
It is a recurring theme of the Trump administration. Ho one of any serious merit wants to work for this president. Some take the jobs out of loyalty to the country, but few people are dying to work for a president whose administration is landlocked by scandal as looking more doomed by the day, while Trump won’t listen to any advice that is offered and keeps digging the holes deeper.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump probably would have never let Chris Christie be chief of staff anyway, so Christie bailing on them was probably a good choice.
The message here is that when the guy behind Bridgegate turns down the job, Donald Trump is totally toxic.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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