New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will serve as presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s transition team chairman.
“Mr. Trump is the presumptive Presidential nominee for the Republican Party and continues to take critical steps to gear up for the general election against potential Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, or whoever,” Trump’s campaign announced in a press release on Monday.
Trump said, “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. I am grateful to Governor Christie for his contributions to this movement.”
Christie will oversee “an extensive team of professionals preparing to take over the White House, and all that entails, in the fall,” according to the press release.
Christie stated, “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.”
Trump’s press release says the billionaire is transitioning towards a general election strategy.