Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi met with President-elect Donald Trump today in New York and spoke to reporters afterward in the lobby of Trump Tower.
Here’s a transcript provided by pool reporter Lauren Gambino of The Guardian:
Q: How did it go?
Bondi: “I’m on executive transition so I was here for that. Of course I talk to the President-elect on the phone and great to meet with him today. I can tell you he’s up there doing great things. He’s actually working very, very hard, around the clock, nonstop, to surround himself with the brightest and best people and I’m very proud to be a member of the transition team.”
Q. Has he offered you a job?
Bondi: “I’m on the transition team and we’re doing everything we can to help him put the best people in place. So right now I’m attorney general of the state of Florida. I think the whole country should be so proud of how hard he is up there working. Most people when they get elected take a vacation. And that man is working around the clock, nonstop with Reince Priebus and with Steve Bannon and the whole team. They’re up there. It’s just a great situation. It’s positive and I think they’re making a huge difference for our country.”
Q: Would you like a job on the team?
Bondi: “I’m very happy being attorney general of the state of Florida right now.”
Q: What did you talk about?
Bondi: “I can’t discuss that. I’m a member of the executive transition and I just don’t think that’s appropriate for anyone on the team to be talking out of school.”
Q: If he offered you a job, would you accept?
Bondi: “I’m AG of Florida right now. Thank you! You guys have a great day.”