Donald Trump Has New Job for Chris Christie
Trump was loyal supporter to head transition team
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2016 4:10 PM CDT
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks during a press conference in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Donald Trump is tapping Chris Christie for a new position—and it's not vice presidential nominee. Trump has named Christie to lead Trump's transition team should he win the presidency in November, NBC News reports. The team will be tasked with naming candidates for cabinet posts and filling about a thousand job openings in the executive branch, pending Senate confirmation. One potentially tricky detail: Looks like Christie will work closely on the team with Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whose father Christie sent to prison in 2005 as US Attorney for New Jersey, Gawker reports. On another note, Christie's new job is so time-consuming that there's no way he'll be VP nominee, according to an adviser for the campaigns who spoke to the Atlantic.