Chris Christie to work with Jared Kushner to combat opioid epidemic

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied there was tension between him and Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, as the two prepare to team up in a new White House initiative to combat the nation's opioid epidemic, saying on "Good Morning America" today that they "get along just great."

When he was the U.S. attorney of New Jersey, Christie prosecuted Kushner's father, real estate mogul Charles Kushner, who was sentenced to prison in 2005 on 18 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign contributions.

Now, Christie is set to lead a new White House commission tasked with tackling opioid abuse nationwide. The commission will fall under the White House Office of American Innovation, which Trump unveiled Monday. The president appointed Kushner, his son-in-law and a senior aide, to lead the office.

When asked on "GMA" this morning whether things were tense with Kushner given their history, Christie replied, "not at all."

"That stuff is ancient history," he added. "Jared and I have worked incredibly well on this issue and, by the way, on a whole bunch of other issues during the campaign ... Jared and I get along just great."



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