New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling friends and staff he is taking a role with the Trump administration, according to a source close to the White House, Aharon Short reports for the New York Post.
The GOP governor’s position has not been worked out, but he would not replace Reince Preibus as the president’s chief-of-staff, the source said. “Trump told him to be patient,” the source said. “Christie will only take something where he is answerable to the president.”
Christie spokesman Brian Murray said it was “absolutely untrue” he told staff he would take a role. “The governor dismissed this type of speculation this past week and said he plans to finish out his term as governor,” he said.