Christie ‘absolutely’ believes he’d be president if Trump hadn’t run – IOTW Report

Christie ‘absolutely’ believes he’d be president if Trump hadn’t run

The Hill: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said in a new interview he would have definitely won the 2016 presidential election if President Trump had not decided to run.

“I absolutely believe if Trump had not gotten into the race I think we would have won,” Christie told’s Matt Arco in an interview published Sunday.

“It’s incredibly frustrating to think to yourself, ‘Wow, if this guy were not in the race, we’d win this thing,’ ” he said, while reportedly reflecting on internal polling from last year’s campaign.

Christie also said he asked Trump during the 2016 primary not to bring up the “Bridgegate” scandal after Trump mentioned it at a campaign rally. Christie has repeatedly denied knowledge of the decision by two of his associates to shut down lanes on the George Washington Bridge as retribution against a local mayor who withheld support for his reelection.

“You know that’s not true, so stop, OK? You want to say other stuff about me? Fine. But that’s out of bounds. Stop it,” Christie recalled telling the business mogul, according to the report, while noting that Trump didn’t bring it up again.  more here


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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed in an interview published Sunday who ultimately pushed him off President Trump’s transition team.

“I can only tell you who ultimately executed on it and that was [Steve] Bannon, [Reince] Priebus, and [Jared] Kushner,” he told “They were the three guys in charge and they were the ones who ultimately made that recommendation to the president. And I think they ill served him by doing it.”

31 Comments on Christie ‘absolutely’ believes he’d be president if Trump hadn’t run

  1. As the Ringmaster said when the guy who used to be shot out of a cannon at the Circus quit his job, it’s going to be hard to find another man of his caliber.


  2. It’s not “Bridgegate” he needed to worry about. There was also that problem he had with muslims that made us all a tad nervous.

  3. Look at the filth covering Drudge this morning for a 2020 run. The number one person I despise more than anyone in the entire celeberitysphere. It’s not because she’s black either. She’s a miserable human being preying off the losers. That’s why the democommies want her — I’d rather have 5 more terms of Obama. Seriously.

  4. That’s some grand delusion right there. Appointing Corey Booker to the open Senate seat instead of a Republican was the deal killer for 99% of Republicans. That and walking around with Obama, being all buddy buddy. Sucking up to him for relief funds after Sandy.

  5. I can see his point.

    I’d be 6’2″ 180 lbs if I wasn’t 5’4″ 250 lbs.
    I’d be smart if I wasn’t stupid.
    I’d be King if I wasn’t slave.
    I’d be sober if I wasn’t drunk.

    Funny how that works, ain’t it?

    izlamo delenda est …

  6. Sorry, Chris, your walk on the beach with Barky after Hurricane Sandy was almost as poisonous as Romneycare was for Mitt. Come to think of it, you and beaches do not ever go together well.

  7. Well you’re not president Chrissy, now make yourself useful instead of sniveling about it. You could be giving rides to tiger hunters or something.

  8. Good thing Chris lives on the Atlantic coast instead of the Pacific. The Japanese still practice commercial whaling, you know.


  9. He’s recalling the Chris Christie of about 8 years ago.

    The Obama-hugging flip-flopper lost his mojo and was never able to recover.

    LESSON LEARNED (for the 100th time): You slide to the left to pick up some support thinking your base is rock-solid, you find out the leftists still hate you and your base abandoned you. –Trump learned not to do that, and that’s why he is President and Christie isn’t.

  10. What a buffoon. He was the easiest for Trump to eliminate in the Primaries.

    Most people see a plodding 400 lb blimp like Christie and privately think “if he can’t even control his freaking 10,000-calories-a-day eating disorder, why should I entrust him with government ?”

    I enjoyed seeing him fawn and dance for Trump’s attention when he was allowed to join the Campaign. Trump was soon publicly treating him as a lackey whose brief usefulness had already ended. We who dislike Christie really enjoyed that.

  11. Yeah, and I’d be a marginally attractive woman with fake boobs who ate Wheaties if I hadn’t been born with a weiner and shaved every morning…..oh, never mind.

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