- "I was on the shortlist last time too," Christie said, referring to Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign
- On whether he would accept, Christie said he plans to "make that decision if and when there's a decision to make"
"I have no idea. You'll have to ask Donald that," Christie told reporters at a news conference in West Trenton, New Jersey.
"I was on the shortlist last time too," Christie added, referring to Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign. "So it doesn't mean a whole heck of a lot."
In an interview Tuesday, Trump told The Associated Press that he had not ruled out Christie and was considering a list of "five or six" potential running mates. Trump declined to elaborate in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday night.
"I like Chris a lot," he told Bill O'Reilly. "I'm not going to say ruling in or out."
When Christie was asked if he would accept a VP nod, he said that while "Donald Trump's a very persuasive guy" and it is "obviously an honor to be considered for that position," he plans to "make that decision if and when there's a decision to make."
Christie was an early backer
of Trump, becoming the first sitting governor to endorse the real estate tycoon in February -- triggering speculation that he was angling for a spot on the ticket.
Trump, now the presumptive GOP nominee, announced earlier this week that he had put Christie in charge of his transition team
, calling the governor "an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person."