It’s official! Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a former rival in the presidential race, will now run conservative businessman Donald J. Trump’s transition team. This is a critical job to fill. If Trump wins the White House, the transition team will select key appointments for the new administration.
This is a big deal:
Donald Trump announced on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will lead the transition team if the billionaire businessman wins the presidential election.
Trump made the announcement as he switched gears to focus on the general election after rivals Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suspended their campaigns last week.
“Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with the tools and resources to put together an unparalleled Transition Team, one that will be prepared to take over the White House when we win in November,” the presumptive nominee said in a statement. “I am grateful to Governor Christie for his contributions to this movement.”
Said Christie, who backed Trump after dropping his own bid for the GOP presidential nomination: “I am honored by the confidence being placed in me by Mr. Trump and look forward to putting together a first rate team to assemble an administration to help best serve the President-elect and the nation.”
Considering how similar Christie’s style is to Trump’s, this is a good fit. It will be interesting to see if this is a sign that Christie may also end up being the VP running mate choice before the RNC convention.
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