Gov. Christie named Trump transition team chairman

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Monday, May 9, 2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the chairman of the transition team for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Christie will oversee the "extensive team of professionals" preparing to take over the White House, the Trump campaign said.

In a statement issued 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," he continued.

In the statement, Christie said "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."