Apparently under the impression that his opinion actually matters, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is said to have described President Donald Trump’s administration as compromised by “felons” in an upcoming book.
In the somewhat comically titled “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics,” Christie describes Trump’s administration as tainted with a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons.”
It’s quite possible Christie’s dissatisfaction with the President he endorsed is simply an element of his long-running feud with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. As a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Christie oversaw the conviction of Kushner’s father, Charles, for tax evasion. He goes on to claim that Jared orchestrated a “political hit job” against him within the Trump administration in his book. It doesn’t come as a surprise to see him also point out former White House Strategist Steve Bannon as a supposed problem in the title of his book, either.
Most serious Trump supporters aren’t exactly thrilled by the prospect of either Christie or Kushner influencing the policy agenda of the administration to resemble east coast “moderate Republican” milquetoast ideology, so they aren’t going to lose sleep over Christie’s claims of being boxed out of the White House.
Christie’s been increasingly willing to become a critic of the Trump administration, despite serving as somewhat of a relevant figure within the Trump campaign before the election. He claimed that President Trump resembled an obstinate “72-year old relative” on an ABC segment, suggesting his frustration with an inability to make the President conform to his preferred policy agenda.
I’m sure millions of Trump supporters are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting eagerly for Chris Christie’s recommendations for the administration when his book comes out on January 29th.
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