Just two days after the stunning upset victory by President-elect Donald Trump, one of his closest friends and advisors appeared on the TODAY Show Thursday to discuss Trump’s transition into the White House.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer Thursday morning, where he was predictably asked about everything from Trump’s stunning win to his transition to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to the Bridgegate scandal.
And of course, Christie was never going to get very far without being pressed about his own potential future in a Trump administration. At one moment, Lauer asked directly, “Would you want to be Chief of Staff?” a question that Christie refused to immediately answer.
“You really don’t think I’m answering these questions, do you?” responded Christie with a laugh. The New Jersey Governor, whose own national ambitions were cut short following a devastating loss in the New Hampshire primary last year, resulted in him being the first prominent Republican to endorse Trump’s candidacy. “You know me better than that,” he continued.
“The answer is I am not committed to doing anything in the new administration. The bottom line is I have a job to do to get the administration ready. If there’s some role for me that I want to do, that the President-elect wants me to do — look we’ve known each other for fourteen years. We’ll talk about it,” Christie said, referencing his role as the head of Trump’s transition team.
“Maybe it’s host of the TODAY Show Matt, who knows,” he said jokingly.
Watch above via NBC New York.
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