Wait! What!? OK, maybe I read that press release wrong…
Donald Trump just announced that Chris Christie will lead his transition team if he wins the White House. Trump said in a statement,
“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.”
It’s very early in the election cycle to announce a transition team. Candidate Barack Obama did not name his until November in 2008. The statement says,
“Mr. Trump has begun shifting towards a general election strategy and implementing an infrastructure capable of securing a victory including making key hires, building a finance operation to benefit the Republican Party and unifying the party by working with several Republican leaders now voicing their support for Mr. Trump and his candidacy.“
In a perhaps related story that Christie might be even more excited about, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be acquired by JAB Beech in a deal valued at $1.35 billion! Yum!
(T/Y Tad, via Time)