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WATCH: Rick Santorum Turns Down Trump Chief of Staff Job Live on CNN

Donald Trump‘s search for a successor to outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly reached a sad new low point Tuesday night when former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) became the latest candidate to publicly reject the post, and did so live on CNN.

On Tuesday night’s edition of CNN’s OutFront, host Erin Burnett noted that Trump aides had reportedly discussed Santorum for the post as recently as this past weekend, when Santorum and Trump were spotted at the Army-Navy game.

Burnett asked the former senator and current CNN contributor, “Did it come up at the game, would you take the job?”

“Look, it’s an honor even to be considered,” Santorum said, not an encouraging start.

“I think it’s a great job, and I know that there are a lot of good people out there. Bottom line for me is just really like Nick Ayers, my family situation doesn’t really allow me to do that right now. I would again be honored to do it at some point in time maybe, but at this point it just doesn’t fit for me and my family, and so I guess the answer right now will be no.”

Santorum’s rejection came as a surprise to literally everyone in the world who had not read 16 paragraphs deep into the Washington Post article that reported his candidacy, and is the latest development in the most desperate search since Rosanna Arquette went looking for Madonna.

Lucky for Trump, there’s always Mark Meadows, and if that doesn’t work out, Scott Baio.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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