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The former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie withdrew from consideration Friday for the White house chief of staff, said he has asked President Trump to get him out of the race in the search for John Kelly’s successor.
“It is an honor that the President looks like me as he choose a new chief of staff of the White house,” Christie said in a statement. “But, I have told the President not to commit to that now is the right time for me or my family, this is a serious assignment. As a result, I have not asked him to keep me in his thoughts for this post”.
Christie, a Republican, ran unsuccessfully for President in 2016, before the backup Trump the offer, as many administration jobs since his gubernatorial term ended in this year, although he expected a formal management role.
In front of journalists at the White house on Thursday, Trump said he was on five candidates for the departing Kelly to leave the plans, the White house in the coming weeks.
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“We interview people that said now to the chief of staff” Trump. He said the shortlist of “five persons” consisted of “mostly well-known” contender, all of which are “great people” and “really good.”
In an interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on “outnumbered Overtime” Trump offered a clue as to what he will see is Kelly wants a replacement.
“I want someone who is strong, but I want someone who thinks as I do,” he said. “It is my vision. It is my vision. After all, at the same time, I’m open to ideas.”
Trump has struggled, though, to several contenders, which was thought of for the work: Vice President of Pence-chief of staff, Nick Ayers, originally, a top-choice for President, but he withdrew from consideration.
Fox News’ Kendall Gastelu and Gregg Re contributed to this report.