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From left, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his wife Mary Pat Christie watch as President Donald Trump signs House Joint Resolution 41, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could have a future at the White House


As the news of Michael Flynn's resignation as National Security Adviser continues to settle, there is heightened speculation that a former political rival-turned-ally could join the Trump team: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Rumors of Christie's possible future at the White House began circulating after President Trump had said to the Wall Street Journal, "at some point, we're going to do something with Chris." 

Christie's possible return to the public sector came as the New Jersey governor and the 45th-commander-in-chief enjoyed lunch on Tuesday. White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed their conversation centered around "combating drug use."

Christie has maintained that he wants to work in the private sector after his term is up.

Christie threw cold water at the idea that he could join the administration when he told CNN, "I have absolutely no intention, nor any understanding, that I'll be asked to be in the administration in the years to come."

After Christie dropped his presidential bid, he supported Donald Trump. He was also the early leader of the presidential transition team before being replaced by Vice President Mike Pence.

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