Christie Says He Turned Down 7 Jobs From The White House, Says He’s ‘Not Desperate For A Title’

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Former New Jersey Gov. and 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie said Monday that he has turned down several job offers from President Trump to join his administration.

Christie, who dropped out early from the 2016 race and eventually endorsed Trump before going on to lead his transition team, said he declined the offers because he’s not “desperate for a title.”

“I’m not one of these people who’s desperate for a job. I think I turned down seven of them down,” Christie told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” 

“I’m not desperate for a title. I’m not looking to run to Washington, D.C. What I’m looking to do is to make the country better and to help my friend.”

Christie, a former U.S. attorney added that President Trump “hasn’t offered me anything that I really wanted to do.”

Christie said he was offered Cabinet positions leading the Labor and the Homeland Security departments as well as special assistant to the president, among other positions.


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