President Trump is reportedly considering his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to be his next chief of staff. His consideration puts Kushner on the list of five possible candidates Trump said he is looking at after current Chief of Staff John Kelly announced his departure Saturday. Kelly spent months possibly on the outs with Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers was reportedly set to take his place. But Ayers turned down the job Sunday, leaving the field wide open for a potential replacement. Longtime loyalist Newt Gingrich has been floated as a frontrunner. Kushner reportedly met with Trump about the job and is touting his policy accomplishments in an effort to secure it.
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