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Christie Says He’ll Be Trump Adviser Whether on The Ticket or Not

Christie: I don't know if I'm VP pick 11:57

Chris Christie doesn't know if he'll be Donald Trump's vice presidential pick.

"I know that whether I'm a vice presidential nominee," Christie said in a one-on-one conversation with GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace for MSNBC earlier Thursday. He said that one thing he does know is that "after he wins on November 8th, on November 9th, I'm going to be sitting at a table somewhere across from him. And he's going to look at me and say, OK, what's next? And — I'll be ready to give him some answers and suggestions." Christie is currently heading up transition planning for Trump.

On the eve of Trump's announcement of a running mate selection, the New Jersey governor and one-time presidential contender said he was most concerned about putting a conservative leader in the White House, and slammed rivals who don't support the bombastic billionaire.

"I think it's time for everybody to understand this. If you're not — if you're a Republican, and you're not working for Donald Trump, you're working for Hillary Clinton." Pressed on whether Jeb Bush, who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination and is refusing to support Trump, is working for Clinton, Christie said "Absolutely, that's true. I mean, he — he's not trying to, but what I'm saying is that's the effect of the conduct."