Jared Kushner Is On The Shortlist For Trump’s Chief Of Staff

Trump is reportedly considering his son-in-law, Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, to fill the soon-to-be-vacant chief of staff position. Current Chief of Staff John Kelly will be out by the end of the year, and Trump is currently interviewing five final candidates to replace him, including Kushner.

Kushner is already a White House advisor, a job that he was not qualified for and at which he reportedly is not very good at. But according to a HuffPost source, he’s been pushing his dad-in-law to give the chief of staff job anyway.

Concerns are already being raised about nepotism, not that said concerns have stopped Trump in the past. Plus, if John Kelly couldn’t shape up the Trump White House, there probably aren’t too many qualified candidates jumping at the chance to be the next Chief of Staff. Perhaps more concerning is Kushner’s relationship with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. You know, the guy who probably ordered the gruesome assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi? It sure feels good to be a journalist right now.

Not to mention the fact that Kushner hasn’t exactly wowed the public with his work as White House advisor so far.

Others have pointed out that this may be a way for Trump to feel as though he has some sort of control over the sinking ship that is his administration.

It’s currently unknown who the other four candidates for Chief of Staff are or if they even exist. Trump originally said people were lining up at the door for the job, then said there were 10 candidates, and now says that’s been narrowed down to five. Actually, what he said was: “Five people. Really good ones. Terrific people. Mostly well known, but terrific people.”

However, Kushner seems to be the only person who wants the job. Several individuals approached by Trump have turned him down already, including Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Nick Ayers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, economic adviser Larry Kudlow, and North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows. Knowing this and judging by this administration’s past actions, it’s probably going to be Chief of Staff Jared Kushner.