Chris Christie has asked President Trump to remove him from consideration for the Chief of Staff job.

Eleven hours ago we reported, as did major media outlets throughout the morning, that President Trump was considering former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to be his Chief of Staff.  The two met in Washington on Thursday.  This afternoon media outlets began reporting that Christie asked Trump to remove his name from consideration.  The Informed Conservative has been getting criticized on social media by people who apparently did see the timestamp on our original post.

At the time we reported on this the information was accurate to the best of anyone’s knowledge.  News outlets were reporting the same story.  This afternoon it was reported that Christie declined being considered for the job saying “It’s an honor to have the president consider me however I’ve told the president that now is not the right time for me and my family to undertake this serious assignment”.

Late Friday afternoon the President Tweeted “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly”.

Trump Tweet

In this morning’s post we mentioned that Christie may not want the job.  Last month at the New Jersey League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City Christie told reporters “I love my life that I have right now.  I’m more relaxed than I have been in 16 years.  Mary Pat and I are enjoying our time”.

At the time we reported the story the information was accurate.  As happens in our quickly changing world there were developments.

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