Washington sources reported that Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first reported the story. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said "She is not aware that he is under consideration but, as she thinks all of us here would recognize, he would be great in any role that the president chooses to put him in".
Reportedly the president has been searching in vain for a new chief of staff after announcing that John Kelly a retired general he had reportedly fallen out with, was to leave by the end of the year. Furthermore Nick Ayres, the 36 year old chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, had been touted as favorite to get the job, but announced he was taking himself out of the running, dealing a blow to the president.
Moreover the 37 year old has also cultivated close ties with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is accused of playing a role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a case that has rattled the kingdom's ties with the West. Moreover like his father-in-law, he left New York real estate to become one of Washington's most powerful political players.