Chris Christie says he spared Trump humiliation after being courted for chief of staff

Chris Christie helped President Trump avoid humiliation by announcing he was withdrawing from consideration to become the third chief of staff in quick succession instead of refusing the offer.

A new account of how Trump tried to persuade the former New Jersey governor to take the job in December 2018 offers details about how the president’s family was involved in the effort.

It describes how Christie rejected the offer after Ivanka Trump called his wife, Mary Pat Christie, to reassure her that no harm could come to her husband if he took the job, despite long-standing ill feeling with Jared Kushner.

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