Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) appeared on “The View” Wednesday to advertise his new e-book, “Let Me End,” but when he anticipated softball questions, that rapidly vanished after co-host Sunny Hostin prodded him about his typically testy relationship with President Donald Trump.
Hostin’s level of departure was the 2013 Bridgegate scandal, through which entry lanes on the George Washington Bridge connecting Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey, have been shut down with out public warning, inflicting an enormous commuter headache for a number of days. Some Christie aides and allies have been linked to the closures, seeing it as a solution to punish the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie’s re-election bid that 12 months.
The officers linked to the closures ended up going through felony costs, however Christie claimed no prior data of the matter and was not charged within the case. In the course of the early levels of the combat for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, nevertheless, Trump couldn’t resist elevating it as a difficulty in opposition to Christie, one in every of his challengers within the race. Trump asserted Christie knew in regards to the closure plan, although he provided no proof to assist that declare.
After Christie dropped his presidential bid he went on the endorse Trump ― changing into one of many first well-known Republicans to take action ― and Hostin wished to know the way he may assist somebody who had thrown him underneath the bus over Bridgegate.
“You’ve been associates with Trump for 16 years. I’m simply stunned that friendship survived the primaries,” Hostin stated.
Referring to Trump’s feedback on Bridgegate, she stated, “He lied about it ― after which you get on nationwide tv and stump for him. How do you reconcile that inside your self? As a result of in my world these are photographs fired. You name me a felony, I’m not stumping.”
Christie didn’t appear thrilled by the blunt query, however he responded with candor.
“Yeah these have been photographs fired, and in your world possibly when photographs get fired you must go to, as they’d say within the Mafia, to the mattresses and everyone simply tries to kill everyone,” Christie stated. “In politics, photographs are fired each day, and the individuals who fireplace a shot at you as we speak are folks that you must work with tomorrow.”
Christie was head of Trump’s transition workforce for the White Home, however – in one other instance of his fraught relationship with the president ― he obtained dumped shortly after the 2016 election.