New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared on MSNBC and spoke with host Nicolle Wallace in an attempt to defend Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a foreign agent in order to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Let’s just say it didn’t end up working out so well for him. It was a quite contentious debate and Christie came up on the losing end of the stick, more than once.
At one point in the interview, Wallace told Christie who tried to defend Trump Jr.’s ignorance for even taking the meeting in the first place:
“So, you’re basically saying Don Jr is dumb.”
Chris Christie, offering a less-than-robust defense of Don Jr mtg:”I don’t know that there’s been a crime committed” pic.twitter.com/zHIFpSdDDJ
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 18, 2017
Christie acknowledged that Trump’s son probably shouldn’t have taken the meeting, but tried to iterate his point that wasn’t evidence that a crime was committed. Although, he couldn’t say for sure if one wasn’t.
“It’s not a meeting, from my perspective, that I would have been anxious to take.”
He then laughably said: “You don’t send it to the FBI first,” you send it to the campaign lawyer.
Recently, it was found out that Trump didn’t give Christie a position in the White House because he was mad at Christie for offering him his phone to talk with President Obama shortly before he won the presidential election.
“Hey Donald,” Christie said. “The President talked to me earlier. If you win he’s going to call my phone, and I’ll pass it over to you.”
Trump was reportedly disgusted at the thought of using Christie’s phone, being the germaphobe he was.
“Hey Chris, you know my f***ing phone number,” Trump said, as described by Green in the book. “Just give it to the President. I don’t want your f***ing phone.”
Shortly after that, senior advisor Jared Kushner removed Christie as the head of Trump’s transition team.
Here’s a video of Christie getting into it with a caller on a talk show radio call. He’s probably not the best person to try and go on TV and defend Trump or his family.