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Chris Christie Tells POTUS, 'Thanks, but NO THANKS'

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With the White House under more than a bit of pressure this week, there are no shortage of fair-weather friends to be found at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

This is somewhat expected within the DC Swamp, where loyalty is a dead art and the allure of the next big step forward has politicians flatly ignoring who it is that they are stepping on.  These are no longer public servants, rather, they are professionals within what many perceive to be the “ruling class”, and their allegiances are more malleable than silly putty…and just about as valuable.

As the President continues the search for his next chief of staff, the sheer number of people within Trump’s inner circle who are unwilling to take that job continues to grow.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie withdrew from consideration Friday for White House chief of staff, saying he has asked President Trump to take him out of the running in the search for John Kelly’s successor.

“It’s an honor to have the president consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief of staff,” Christie said in a statement. “However, I’ve told the president that now is not the right time for me or my family to undertake this serious assignment. As a result, I have asked him to no longer keep me in any of his considerations for this post.”

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Christie, a Republican who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2016 before backing Trump’s bid, has been considered for numerous administration jobs since his gubernatorial term ended this year, though he has not assumed any formal administration role.

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Thursday, Trump said he was down to five candidates to replace the departing Kelly, who plans to leave the White House in the coming weeks.

The President has stated that most of the contenders are “well known”, with reports coming in from Washington that Donald Trump’s own son-in-law Jared Kushner could be on the short list.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.