Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows considered working for the Trump Organization due to lack of job prospects, report says
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has considered finding a job with the Trump Organization, Politico reported on Monday.
Former President Donald Trump’s senior aide had looked at job opportunities due to lack of job prospects, the report said.
Meadows joined the White House at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year and quickly faced huge criticism for the Trump administration’s response.
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Mark Meadows, a top aide to former President Donald Trump, considered finding a job with the Trump Organization after leaving the White House, according to a Political report Monday.
The former White House chief of staff considered working for the Trump family business due to lack of other job prospects, two sources familiar with the matter told Politico. The report describes how many former administration officials struggled to find new jobs after working for Trump, especially in light of the deadly siege on Capitol Hill on January 6. Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial after the House accused him of inciting insurgency.
Meadows has escaped public attention since the attack on Capitol Hill, though in the days and weeks before he had widely promoted Trump’s baseless election allegations regarding voter fraud. “We are now well over 100 members of the House and a dozen senators ready to defend electoral integrity and oppose certification. Time to fight back,” Meadows mentionned in his last tweet on his personal account, dated January 2.
The former adviser left the White House on inauguration day last week and attended Trump’s farewell speech before the president left for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
A spokesperson for Meadows did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.
A staunch supporter of Trump, Meadows joined the White House last spring as the coronavirus pandemic quickly began to spread across the country. In the following months, he has been criticized for the administration’s national response to the virus and its routine flout public health guidelines.
In May, Meadows had would have hosted a 70-person wedding for her daughter in Atlanta, Georgia, in violation of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions. Meadows himself tested positive for COVID-19 in November, days after attending a crowded election night at the White House.
Meadows also came under scrutiny in October by a government watchdog who accused him for embezzling campaign funds for personal expenses. Prior to his role in the White House, Meadows had served in Congress, representing North Carolina for seven years.
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