In the aftermath of Trump’s presidency, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and other former Trump aides face a new conundrum without a mercurial commander in chief to attend to: dwindling job prospects following the former president’s exit from the White House and his incitement of the deadly insurrection of the Capitol earlier this month.
According to Politico on Monday, some former Trump aides are taking full advantage of their unused vacation time by jetting off to remote getaways while others are asking former colleagues on the job hunting front.
Even Meadows is struggling to find his footing in the post-Trump world — but the former president could potentially come to the former White House chief of staff’s rescue.
Two people familiar with his thinking told Politico that Meadows, who served as a House representative for seven years before landing at the White House, is weighing a position at the Trump Organization due to lack of options.
According to Politico, one former senior administration official said that many inside Trump’s White House were planning on launching their job search after the Electoral College votes were counted. The Trump aides were concerned of seeking job prospects amid the then-president’s fruitless efforts to challenge the election results.
But then the deadly insurrection at the Capitol changed their plans.
“They looked to that [Jan. 6] as the end of the limbo state people were operating in so they could start moving on to the next thing” the former official told Politico. “But the 6th put a shock to that.”