UPDATE: Mick Mulvaney got the job, at least for temporary. Chiefs of staff don’t last long in Trumps WH.
When you’ve got a bigly ego, and you don’t want people to see you’ve been rejected for the umpteenth time for a plum gig thisclose to your crush Donald Trump, you put on a show like you didn’t want it anyway.
Not that you’d be the first to back the hell away. I mean, even Chris Christie – who must miss being the big swinging dick somethin’ awful – has gotta know that the next Trump chief of staff is prolly going down with him.
Weirdly, Rick (visit: santorum.com) Santorum turned it down on national teevee (when it wasn’t actually offered?). Nick Ayers was actually offered the job, but he was a big no. Rep. Mark Meadows was in the running but Trump wants him to stay in the Freedom Lovers Caucus so he can continue to say things like the mighty righties are more interested in ‘freedom’ than you are. MAGA. So now with Christie out, Trump is eyeing son-in-law Jared Kushner. Because why can’t the guy who serves me my milky Count Chocula in the morning and reads me briefing memo before nighty-night run my White House? MAGA.
Below, Chris Christie’s statement, as reported a few minutes ago by Politico. Christie says the timing wasn’t right for such a “serious assignment.”
“It is an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House Chief of Staff. However, I have 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.”
Aw, boo boo.
Photo: Christie ’n Trump (Jewel Samad—AFP/Getty Images)