Christie removes himself from consideration for Trump chief of staff job

December 14, 2018 - 1:40 pm

WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- A report by Axios said that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the top contender to become President Trump's new chief of staff.

The two men met at the White House on Thursday night.

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By Friday afternoon, Christie had taken himself out of consideration.

It seems Christie would have been an odd fit. When he was serving as U.S. attorney, Christie sent Jared Kushner's father to prison for tax fraud and witness tampering.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted a statement from Christie announcing that he had withdrawn from consideration.

“I’ve told the President that now is not the right time for me or my family to undertake this serious assignment,” Christie said.

While he had not been offered the job, he was reported to be a 'prime contender.'