Chris Christie still hopes he's going to get a spot in Donald Trump's administration

Christie thinks he'll "be tapped as the skilled manager" once Trump's White House management team proves disastrous

Published December 28, 2016 1:20PM (EST)

 (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The New York Times on Tuesday painted a pretty grim picture of Chris Christie's final year in office.

A career low approval rating, a looming bridge-related scandal, and "months of humiliation" as Donald Trump's errand boy haven't satisfied the governor of New Jersey, who still yearns for rock-bottom.

Per The Times:

Mr. Christie still believes he has a political future nationally. He wants to write a book and his friends have been telling people in New Jersey that the governor expects Mr. Trump to eventually come around to him. According to their scenario, the White House management team of Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon and Reince Priebus will be a disaster and Mr. Christie will be tapped as the skilled manager, like David Gergen, the former aide to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan who swooped in to steady Bill Clinton’s administration after a raucous first year.

If his prophesy doesn't pan out, it seems Christie's interested in leaving politics altogether once his term's finished:

Mr. Christie has not taken questions from reporters in more than 100 days. He has spent several mornings guest hosting a New York sports radio show, prompting speculation that he is auditioning for a more permanent role should the Trump administration not come knocking.

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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