Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows considered working at the Trump Organization because of a lack of job prospects, report says
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was considering getting a job with the Trump Organization, Politico reported Monday.
Former President Donald Trump's top advisor has been reviewing 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 was quickly faced with immense criticism of the Trump administration's response.
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Mark Meadows, a top advisor to former President Donald Trump, was considering getting a job with the Trump organization after leaving the White House, according to a report by Politico on Monday.
The former White House chief of staff was considering working for the family business Trump because of the lack of other career prospects, two sources familiar with the matter told Politico. The report sets out how many former government officials struggled to find new appearances after working for Trump, especially given the deadly siege of the Capitol on Jan. 6. Trump faces impeachment proceedings in the Senate after the House charged him with incitement to riot.
Meadows has eluded the public since the attack on the Capitol, despite widespread Trump's unsubstantiated election fraud claims in the days and weeks prior. "We are now with well over 100 House of Representatives and a dozen Senators ready to stand up for the integrity of the elections and object to certification. It's time to fight back," Meadows said in his last tweet on his personal account from January 2nd.
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 Meadows spokesman did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.
Meadows, a staunch supporter of Trump, joined the White House last spring as the coronavirus pandemic spread rapidly across the country. In the months that followed, he was criticized for the government's national response to the virus and routine disregard for public health guidelines.
Meadows reportedly hosted a wedding for his daughter in Atlanta, Georgia, of 70 people in May 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 party at the White House.
Meadows was also investigated in October by a government guard who accused him of misusing campaign funds for personal expenses. Prior to his White House role, Meadows had served in Congress for seven years, representing North Carolina.
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