NJ Politics Digest: Vanity Fair Keeps Christie’s White House Dreams Alive

President Trump and former Gov. Chris Christie. Shawn Thew/Getty Images

The ongoing drama and confusion on Pennsylvania Avenue could also be raising some hopes in the Garden State, with former Gov. Chris Christie once again being mentioned as a possible addition to the Trump administration.

Vanity Fair is reporting that President Donald Trump is again contemplating a shakeup at the White House and regrets having passed over his loyal ally from Mendham for a top White House post.

The magazine reports that Trump now regrets not naming Christie attorney general, a position the former federal prosecutor would likely have accepted.

Christie, who landed a post-gubernatorial gig as a paid TV commentator on ABC, contendeds he turned down several job offers from the president, although there were rumors that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner paid back an old family grudge (Christie once sent his father to jail) by blocking the former governor’s ambitions for a top federal posting.

It’s not clear how serious Trump is when discussing a shakeup, or if Christie would jump at the chance to once again be a major political player.

Quote of the Day: “He’s saying he should have put Rudy (Giuliani) at State and Chris Christie at Justice,” — an unnamed source on President Donald Trump’s staffing regrets.

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