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 TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing MORE not to hire his son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe Secret Service: Agent who blocked reporter questioning Kushner reacted to ‘abrupt movement’ Kushner and Saudi crown prince communicated informally on WhatsApp: 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 TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | How Trump could work with a Dem House | Trump heads to Florida to view hurricane damage Watchdog files Hatch Act complaint against Sanders for picture with Kanye in MAGA hat The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Citi — Latest on Hurricane Michael | Trump, Kanye West to have lunch at White House | GOP divided over potential 2020 high court vacancy 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 PriebusRepublican Party chief to serve second term at Trump’s request Priebus: Republican voters energized by 'Kavanaugh effect' Kelly called Warren 'impolite,' 'arrogant:' report 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.