Christie taking any job for Trump is a long shot since he was responsible to putting his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s dad in jail…..
Christie has also been a bit critical of Trump’s recent political and other actions….
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined the White House chief of staff role on Friday, making him the latest high-profile candidate who’s no longer in the running for the influential post.
“It’s an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief-of-staff,” Christie wrote in a statement shared by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times on Friday. “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 not to be considered for this post.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump said Thursday that he was down to five finalists for the position, adding that the candidates were “mostly well known” and “terrific people.”
Earlier in the week, Trump’s initial top pick for the job — Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Pence — turned down the offer.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the outgoing chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, was out of the running a few days later after having a discussion with Trump, who told him that he’s needed in Congress to help defend the administration, according to a White House official….