Ann Coulter urged Trump not to hire Jared Kushner as chief of staff: report

Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter reportedly pressured President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE not to hire his son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTenants in rent-controlled Kushner Cos. buildings say they were pushed out: report Mexico's president presses Pompeo on reuniting migrant families Hillicon Valley: Mueller indicts Russians for DNC hack | US officially lifts ZTE ban | AT&T CEO downplays merger challenge | Microsoft asks for rules on facial recognition technology | Dems want probe into smart TVs MORE as his chief of staff, New York Magazine says. 

“Nobody is apparently telling you this,” Coulter reportedly told Trump during the presidential transition as he was assembling his White House staff. “But you can’t. You just can’t hire your children.”

Kushner, who is now an unpaid senior adviser to the president along with his wife Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpIvanka Trump's fashion line dropped from Hudson's Bay due to 'performance' Trump's harsh immigration policies are a gift for human traffickers Let’s not talk about family leave without talking about child care MORE, was one of Trump's early considerations for the job. The campaign marked the first foray into politics for Kushner, who previously worked as a real-estate investor and publisher of the New York Observer.


The president eventually chose former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusWisconsin GOP Senate hopeful hit by ad highlighting Democratic past Matt Drudge shares mock ‘Survivor’ cover suggesting more White House officials will leave this summer Ryan backs Vukmir in Wisconsin Senate GOP primary MORE as his chief of staff, who served in the White House until his firing in July, only six months into Trump's term. Priebus was replaced by John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, who had served as secretary of Homeland Security.

Coulter, the author of "In Trump We Trust," was an early supporter of Trump. She has sometimes criticized the president, however, especially for what she says has been his failure to meet his campaign promises so far on immigration.