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According to multiple sources across the web and in Washington, President Trump is tapping New Jersey governor Chris Christie as chair of a commission devoted to combatting America’s insidious opioid epidemic.
According to NJ.com, the position would be a part-time volunteer job and would not require Christie, a longtime Trump friend and adviser and fellow Republican, to step down as New Jersey’s governor, according to the anonymous sources.
Neither Gov. Christie or the Trump administration have responded to the claims, but there’s plenty of reason to believe the unnamed sources. Christie has been working closely with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, on multiple projects since President Trump took office.
The media is expecting President Trump to announce Christie’s position later this week.
Infinite Recovery is interested to see how Gov. Christie and President Trump will address the American opioid epidemic as the death toll continues to rise. According to the CDC, 33,000 people lost their lives in 2015 to opioid-related overdoses and the average overdose rate in 2016 was 129 people per day.