Christie snubbed by Trump on appointments? Nah, gov says

According to sources close to Trump's transition team, Christie declined to accept the position of secretary of Homeland Security, secretary of Veterans Affairs or USA ambassador to Italy. Chris Christie insisted Tuesday morning he didn't feel snubbed by President-elect Donald Trump for being passed over as the nation's next attorney general.

But, again, anonymous sources told several outlets Trump's closest advisers were skeptical of both Christie and Giuliani, pointing to the George Washington Bridge scandal during Christie's tenure as New Jersey governor and Giuliani's history of paid consulting for foreign governments. In fact, a whopping 71 percent of New Jersey voters would like to see him criminally charged.

NJ Advance Media reported Sunday Trump offered Christie multiple other posts, but the governor turned them down.

"You don't ever look at the president - at least I don't - look at a president of the United States and say to them, 'under no circumstances will I consider anything you ask me to do, '" Christie said in a radio interview on November 21. "And I'm not. I'm completing my term".

Christie quickly endorsed Trump in February after dropping out of the Republican presidential primary and was named chairman of his transition team in May.

The second-term governor has been rumored to be under consideration as Trump's attorney general and White House chief of staff - which Reince Priebus has since filled. The Republican blamed lobbying efforts by casinos and unions in Atlantic City and NY, which spent more than $11 million against the referendum.

After Christie was ousted as head of Trump's transition team, he said he was "proud to have run the pre-election phase of the transition team along with a thoroughly professional and dedicated team of people".



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