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 TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE not to hire his son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMeghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' Dem lawmaker to Trump: 'How dare you lecture us about treason' Husband of former Trump family personal aide joins EPA: report 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 TrumpMeghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' Ivanka Trump to lead presidential delegation for Winter Olympics' closing ceremony Rubio on push for paid family leave: ‘We still have to work on members of my own party’ 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 PriebusPriebus: Ryan is achieving goals with Trump he’s worked on 'since he was 21' Priebus: Trump is doing better with black and Hispanic voters Sunday Shows preview: Debate over memo takes spotlight in Washington 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.