Meadows’ Job Prospects Are So Dim He Might Just Work For Trump Again

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listens as US President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns in Gastonia, North Carolina, October 21, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by ... White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listens as US President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns in Gastonia, North Carolina, October 21, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS

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.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Sincerely,
TPM Staff
Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: