Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recounted his 2016 presidential bid, his friendship with President Trump and the strain between Trump aides throughout an look Saturday on FOX Information’ “Watters’ World” with host Jesse Watters.
Christie additionally mentioned “there would no Bob Mueller” had Trump chosen him to be U.S. lawyer common, referring to Particular Counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation.
Selling his new ebook, “Let Me End: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Energy of In-Your-Face Politics,” Christie recalled why he was among the many first Republicans to endorse Trump for president after ending his personal White Home bid.
“He was my good friend for 15 years at that time but in addition I campaigned in opposition to him,” Christie recounted. “I knew he was going to be the Republican nominee and my job, as I noticed it, was to endorse him and to go in there and make him the very best candidate he might be as a result of we didn’t Hillary Clinton to be president of america.”
Christie additionally denied accusations of disloyalty to Trump when he refused to fly with the GOP nominee’s group to the second debate in opposition to Hillary Clinton following the discharge of the infamous “Entry Hollywood” tape of Trump and present host Billy Bush.
“That is Steve Bannon who’s simply making stuff up,” Christie mentioned of the previous White Home chief strategist. “Typical Steve drama that was utterly made up.”
Christie mentioned he pressed Trump to reply for his feedback about ladies on the tape and was requested to proceed in his function serving to Trump put together for the third debate in opposition to Clinton.
When requested about not being chosen as Trump’s operating mate and subsequently being fired by Bannon as chairman of Trump’s transition group, Christie mentioned he was advised that Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was behind his termination.
“He mentioned it was the child, referring to Jared Kushner,” Christie recalled of his dialog with Bannon. “This goes again to, as I element within the ebook, the time in 2004 once I prosecuted Jared’s father.”
Charles Kushner was investigated and sentenced to 2 years in federal jail for operating afoul of election legal guidelines.
“When you knew that your father had dedicated these crimes, that your father had pled responsible, not been discovered responsible, admitted to the crimes, what else was I alleged to do as a prosecutor?” Christie mentioned. “By throwing me out, the president’s nonetheless trying to get well from that with lots of empty desks, lots of people that obtained picked for jobs — like Michael Flynn and Tom Worth — and others who had no enterprise being there.”