Donald Trump Jr., the oldest son of the Republican presidential front-runner, said Sunday that it’s possible that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could have a spot waiting for him in a Trump administration — especially in the real estate tycoon’s Justice Department.
Asked by “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo whether his father would choose Christie as his running mate, Trump Jr. said that he had not been a part of those conversations but that “the possibility is certainly there.”
“I mean, I think there would certainly be something within the Justice Department for him,” the 38-year-old Trump Jr. added, unprompted.
Christie’s endorsement — which he announced Friday at an event with Trump — was considered something of a surprise given the establishment Republican’s recent criticism of his former competitor. At a campaign event in New Hampshire earlier this month — just before he dropped out of the race — Christie said that while he considered Trump “a good person,” he is “not the right person to be President of the United States and not the person that we’d want representing our country.”
While it’s no surprise that Christie would have criticized the Republican front-runner while he was still in the race, Christie’s change of heart led to speculation that he is endorsing Trump now in order to secure a spot in the billionaire’s administration.
Attorney General has been suggested as the most obvious spot for Christie, who served as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey between 2002 and 2008.
Trump Jr. did circle back to the question of Christie as Vice President, telling Bartiromo that “I think that there’s a lot of opportunities.”
“But I think, again, he’s said it pretty openly — he wants to bring someone in who would be his VP who does have some of that experience in DC.”