Gov. Pat McCrory arrived at the Trump Tower in New York City just after 10 a.m. today to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.
In press briefing shortly after, Trump’s transition team said there was a very good rapport between the two, but gave no indication about what was on the agenda or what position McCrory could potentially be tapped for, if any.
“Gov. McCrory and the President-elect had a chance to get to know each other pretty well on the campaign trail,” said spokesman Jason Miller, adding that they also saw each other Tuesday night while Trump was in Fayetteville as part of a “Thank You” rally.
Miller gave some background on McCrory, noting his experience with education, job creation and energy modernization. He said McCrory created the largest education budget in the state’s history and touted two notable bills he’d signed as governor: the Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 in regards to job creation and the Energy Modernization Act of 2014, which lifted a 2012 ban on fracking.
“He’s seen as someone who’s been a reformer, someone who’s been a very solutions-oriented leader,” Miller said.
Trump has met with more than 80 people at the Trump Tower since he was elected, according to his transition team. Before his meeting with McCrory, he spoke with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and he planned Wednesday to also meet with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants.