The unpopular governor is the head of a new White House task force — but don't call it a comeback - From Salon
Topics: Chris Christie, Jared Kushner, New Jersey, president donald trump, White House, White House task force, Politics News, News Once touted as the future of the Republican Party, Chris Christie is hoping to make the most of the final days of his term as governor of New Jersey by going after his old foes in state politics and trying to mend his relationship with the Trump Administration, having failed to secure a cabinet position or the vice presidency.
He’s also been mixing it up with national reporters as the head of a new White House task force meant to address opioid painkiller addiction in the U.S.
In the early 2000s, when he was a federal prosecutor, Christie oversaw the successful prosecution of Kushner’s father, Charles, for tax evasion and witness tampering.
In the intervening months, however, the two appear to have patched things up.
Getting back in the good graces of the Trump team is going to be critical for Christie’s post-governorship plans since, in light of his virtual abandonment of New Jersey during his 2016 presidential bid and the conviction of two of his staffers in the so-called Bridgegate controversy, he is now the most unpopular state chief executive according to a new poll.