The son-in-law of Donald Trump, as well as the senior advisor Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the next Chief of staff for the President according to US media. An influential White House adviser Kushner and the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka met with the Republican leader for discussing the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story.
The Representative of White House Sarah Sanders said in the news, “I am not aware that he is under consideration but, as I think all of us here would recognize, he would be great in any role that the president chooses to put him in”.
The President has been looking for in vain for a new Chief of staff after declaring that John Kelly, an ex-general he had reportedly fallen out with, was to leave by the last of the year.
36 years old Chief of Staff to State Vice President Mike Pence, Nick Ayres had been attempted as a favourite to get the job but declared he has avoided himself from running, distributing a blow to the President.
A North Carolina Republican, Mark Meadows who leads the hard-right Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives, exhibited more interest – but also finally withdrew his candidacy. Kushner was a key player in negotiations with Canada, as well as Mexico to conserve a free trade pact between the countries of North America.
He has also led attempts to draft a plan of Middle East Peace that Trump administration said it will uncover in early 2019.