New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will lead Donald Trump’s transition team, helping the candidate decide who would work in a potential Trump administration, the campaign said Monday.
“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,” Christie said in a statement released by the Trump campaign.
The Trump campaign said Christie, who endorsed Trump after dropping out of the presidential race this year, will serve as transition team chairman.
Because of his support for Trump since the endorsement, Christie is believed to be under consideration to be tapped for vice president.
“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,” Trump said. “I am grateful to Governor Christie for his contributions to this movement.”
According to the campaign, Christie will oversee “an extensive team of professionals preparing to take over the White House, and all that entails, in the fall.”