Tag Archives: Chris Christie

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Christie: Why Are No Republicans Defending Trump?

“The interesting thing is that there hasn’t been one Republican yet who has tried to defend the president on the substance, and I think that’s something that should be concerning to the White House. Why are no Republicans standing up and defending the president on the substance?”

— Former Gov. Chris Christie (R), in an interview on ABC News about the Michael Cohen hearings.

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Christie Explains Trump’s Nickname Taxonomy

“If he respects you, you don’t get a nickname, because he’s afraid what’s going to come back. So Cryin’ Chuck Schumer gets a nickname, because he has no respect for Schumer. But Nancy Pelosi’s got no nickname. It’s just Nancy. And if she doesn’t have a nickname by now, she ain’t getting any.”

— Chris Christie, quoted by Axios, on President Trump’s nicknames for his rivals.

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Chris Christie’s Take on the Trump Administration

“A revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons — who were hustled into jobs they were never suited for, sometimes seemingly without so much as a background check via Google or Wikipedia.”

— Former Gov. Chris Christie, writing about the Trump White House in “Let Me Finish.”

Enumerati

Christie to Commission $85,000 Official Governor Portrait

$85,000

Bergen County Record: “To most people, the image that sums up Chris Christie’s time as governor is the picture of him on that beach closed to everyone else, in that chair with his family and friends while the public was shut out of state parks on a holiday weekend during a government shutdown. … The image that Christie wants to officially mark his time as governor and the one that the public is paying for will be painted by an Australian artist whose portrait portfolio includes royalty and an international pop star — and whose fee comes with the highest price tag yet for New Jersey taxpayers. At a total of $85,000, Christie’s portrait will cost more than what his three predecessors combined paid to have their images hang in commemoration of their political service.”

Enumerati

Trump’s FBI Pick Billed N.J. Taxpayers $2.1 Million for Christie Defense

$2.1 million

“President Trump’s pick to be the next FBI director, Christopher Wray, billed New Jersey taxpayers more than $2.1 million in legal charges and expenses while representing Gov. Chris Christie as his personal attorney before during and after the Bridgegate trial,” WNYC reports.

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Christie Is Least-Popular N.J. Governor Ever

15%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Gov. Chris Christie (R) now has the lowest approval rating of any New Jersey governor in recorded history, 15% to 81%.

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Christie Sets a Personal Record

17%

A new Quinnipiac poll in New Jersey finds Gov. Chris Christie with a dismal 17% approval to a 78% disapproval rate.

News & Comment

The People Who Visited Trump Tower Before the Inauguration

Here’s an oddly compelling look at the people brought to Trump Tower for sessions with the Donald during 10 weeks following the election. Our question: Why would so many people go to so much trouble to be ignored?

Enumerati

New Jerseyans Think Christie Should Have Stood Trial

71%

Of New Jersey voters believe Gov. Chris Christie (R) should have been a defendant in the recently concluded Bridgegate trial, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Just 18% of voters approve of Christie’s job performance, while 73% disapprove. A new Quinnipiac poll finds just 19% approve of Christie’s performance while 77% disapprove — the lowest for any governor in 20 years.

Poetic Justice

Passed Over Again

When he doesn’t get RNC chair, he’ll be ticked,
But it’s time, Chris Christie, the post-truth clicked.
Come on, Chris,
Get over this —
The post-fact is, you’re just not going to be picked.