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Chris Christie met with Trump to discuss chief of staff gig

Chris Christie is a leading contender to become the next White House chief of staff — and met with President Trump Thursday night to discuss the gig, according to new reports. “He’s tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters,” a source “familiar with the president’s thinking” told Axios. The...

Chris Christie is a leading contender to become the next White House chief of staff — and met with President Trump Thursday night to discuss the gig, according to new reports.

“He’s tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters,” a source “familiar with the president’s thinking” told Axios.

The former New Jersey governor initially served as chairman of Trump’s transition team following the 2016 election — but was unceremoniously demoted in favor of Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump said Thursday he’s narrowed the field of candidates to replace his current chief of staff, John Kelly, to five people.

“Really good ones. Terrific people. Mostly well-known, but terrific people,” he said, but didn’t name names.

His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was reported to be in the running Thursday, although White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was “not aware that he’s under consideration.”

Pence chief of staff Nick Ayers and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows have both taken themselves out of the running.

Kelly will leave his position at the end of the year.

With Post wires

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