Report: Trump Vetting Christie For VP
An unnamed source affiliated with the Trump campaign has confirmed to CNN that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has received official paperwork for the vice presidential vetting process.
The New York Times added to the speculation on Thursday, citing its own sources with knowledge of the process. “Mr. Christie is among those being vetted as Mr. Trump’s possible running mate, according to people briefed on the process, and Mr. Trump has said in interviews that Mr. Christie would have a prominent place in a Trump White House,” reports The Times.
Christie joined Trump’s campaign in February after suffering several losses early in the Republican presidential primary season. Political observers have long insisted that Trump reserve a spot for the sycophantic New Jersey governor in his prospective administration. Some believed Trump would choose Christie for Attorney General. Others suggested that Christie’s pet-like loyalty would be rewarded handsomely with a VP nod.
Undoubtedly, Christie has been an important surrogate for the presumptive GOP nominee, riding the Trump train across the country and shouting “Make America Great Again” to anybody with a camera and a mic.