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Trump transition team notes McCrory’s experience with ‘education, job creation and energy modernization’

Gov. Pat McCrory

Gov. Pat McCrory

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.

McCrory conceded the gubernatorial election Monday after his campaign raised allegations of voter fraud across the state, slowing the official count process.

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.


  1. Jill

    December 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Great “reformer” who sold our roads to Spain? Thought Trump want to keep jobs in the US! In my opinion terrible hire for Trump!

  2. Jane Tarney

    December 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    You got it wrong … McCrory is seen as a LOSER! That’s why he is no longer Governor … He DIDN’T DESERVE TO WIN! Hopefully, Trump still knows a LOSER when he sees one and kicks McCrook to the curb – just like NC voters just did! WORST GOVERNOR OF NC … E.V.E.R!!!

  3. Jane Doe

    December 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I thought Mr Trump only like winners?

  4. Robert

    December 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Jane Tarney….Worst Governor of NC? You must have just moved here and not been around under Democrat control.

  5. Lisa

    December 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    McCrory is a self serving profiteer at the expense of the people. He is nothing special at all. One term and ousted even though the rest of the Republicans running for office did very well in NC. There’s a reason he was voted out.

  6. Terry Mohn

    December 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    McCrory is the biggest crook to ever set foot in North Carolina! That’s why we kicked his stinking ass to the curb. It will take us decades to undo the damage he has done to our once great state. To claim he increased funding for our public schools is an outright lie, but then that’s what we have all learned about the GOP, including the Nazi elected to be the future president! Tighten your seat belts folks, it’s going to be a long violent four years!

  7. Lisa Detar

    December 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    As a Republican, please do not pick McCrory to be on your staff. 3 reasons:
    1. I77 toll roads. Pushed it through earlier and much documented on why the toll road contract is a very bad contract.
    2. Ash ponds. He let Duke Power down grade the risk so it will take longer to clean up even though there are communities that have to have bottle water for drinking and cooking.
    3. How he handled the HB2 Bill costing NC million of dollars. Ask any ACC football fan.

  8. Brynn Mayer

    December 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Are you kidding me? How much did he pay for this piece of publicity? There is nothing accurate in this article. This man ruined our state, stole our money to help pay for his stupid discrimination bill and got run out of office. He’s the first sitting governor to NOT GET RE-ELECTED in this state EVER! Like, in history forever! So, this cat is a loser. We stopped him before he made us losers. This man is an incompetent crook.

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