In the event that Donald Trump wins the general election in November, he’s chosen New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to help him transition to his new role in the White House:
“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 in a quote released Monday morning as part of a campaign statement.
“I am grateful to Governor Christie for his contributions to this movement.”
The campaign said it expects to have the transition team running in an “official capacity” in November.
Christie was an early supporter of Trump, endorsing the divisive billionaire shortly after his own presidential bid failed. Last Thursday, he reportedly met with Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan said he couldn’t yet endorse Trump.
Trump has been building a team of longtime political operatives, including hiring former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin as his national finance chairman. There’s no word yet on who he’ll pick to be his running mate.