Is Donald Trump Fundraising to Help Chris Christie’s Debt?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters and the media with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie behind him at Trump Towers following the conclusion of primaries Tuesday in northeastern states on April 26, 2016 in New York, New York. Trump again gained more delegates to move him closer to the Republican presidential nomination. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Donald Trump is hosting fundraisers to help Chris Christie with his debt. (Getty)

Today, Donald Trump announced that he has chosen Chris Christie as his transition team chairman, a key role the early days of a Trump Presidency. Even more interesting, Trump has recently agreed to help Christie raise money to pay the back massive debt he accumulated while running against Trump for president.

Here’s what you need to know.

Two New Jersey fundraisers are now planned for Donald Trump on May 19. The first will send all proceeds to Chris Christie for President, Inc.

According to this site, where you can RSVP for the fundraiser, the proceeds will be applied to reducing the debt it amassed during Chris Christie’s run for president, estimated at more than $250,000. The disclaimer reads:

Contributions will be designated to Primary 2016 Debt Reduction.”

The price to attend is $200 a person.

Though exact figures are hard to come by, the Christie campaign, which ended on February 10, still had $400,000 in debt as of March 31, according to NJ.com. FEC reports put the debt at closer to $250,000.

The second fund raiser is for New Jersey’s Republican Party, which is still saddled with $525,000 in debt related to legal bills from the George Washington Bridge scandal that engulfed Christie’s administration, NJ.com reported. Tickets are expected to cost $25,000 each.

Christie has said that he and Trump have been friends for 14 years. In February, Christie ended his campaign for president and endorsed Trump. He’s appeared on the campaign trail numerous times with Trump since then.

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