Saturday, July 29, 2017

Double Cross The Bridge

Chris Christie on Bridgegate:

"I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge."

I bet you are.

"I have absolutely no recollection of any of them saying anything like that."

"I thought there was a traffic study."

"[It is] one of the most abjectly stupid things I've ever seen."

Well, that is at least true. 

Donald Trump on Chris Christie on Bridgegate:

"He totally knew about it."

"How could they close down the largest and most traveled bridge in the U.S. and he didn’t know about it?"

Proving Trump can accurately assess at least one situation. 

Chris Christie on Donald Trump:

"I'm not going to answer every crazy thing that Donald says."

Good idea. 

"We are not electing an entertainer in chief."

Re Trump boycotting the Fox News presidential debate:

"What’s that tell you about what we can expect if things go sideways when you go into the Oval Office? What are you going to do? Just go upstairs to the residence and say I’m not playing? You know Vladimir Putin isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to return his phone call? The press isn’t being nice to me, I’m not going to hold any more press conferences?"

Proving Christie can accurately assess at least one situation. 

"I will lend my support between now and November in any way for Donald."

"I don't necessarily want to be anything, except helpful to him."

"Tonight is the beginning of Donald Trump bringing the people of our nation together to help America win again."

Anonymous Sources on Donald Trump replacing Chris Christie with Mike Pence as the transition team leader

Christie kept pushing his way next to Trump to be in the publicity photos. "Trump got annoyed."

There was an unforgivable phone faux pas:

"Hey, Donald. The President talked to me earlier. If you win, he’s going to call my phone, and I’ll pass it over to you."
"Hey Chris, you know my f*cking phone number. Just give it to the President. I don’t want your f*cking phone."

And the unfortunate incident in 2004 with Jared Kushner's father

Christie prosecuted Charles Kushner who plead guilty to tax fraud, making fraudulent campaign contributions and . . . 
retaliating against a cooperating witness. 

"[Charles] hired a prostitute to lure his sister's husband into a sexual encounter in a New Jersey hotel, where the action was secretly photographed and videotaped. Kushner sent the pictures and tape to his sister as revenge . . . [for cooperating with] Christie and his prosecutors."

Seriously!?! What is wrong with these families? 

Chris Christy on Donald Trump's assigning him to chair a special commission on fighting the opioid crisis in America: 

"I'm so honored to work with a President who understands the value of life and the value of second chances."

Yep, second chances are totally what Trump is about.

BUT only after Trump made him eat meatloaf:

"This is what it’s like to be with Trump. He says, 'There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.' And then he says, 'Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'"

I hope the press looks into the full extent of meatloafgate. 

AND placing the panel under the new White House Office of American Innovation run by, like every other White House administrative job Trump find too difficult to take on, Jared Kushner. 

That will work well. See above.

Situation summed up by a congressional staffer:

"How many more people will die of opioid overdose while they’re pretending to care?"

In all probability, lots.

Chris Christie on criticism for using the beach while state beaches were closed in a government shutdown:

"That’s our residence and we have a right to be there whenever we want to be there." 

"Run for governor, and you can have a residence." 

“I think my poll numbers show I don’t care about political optics."

Well, that is certainly true. 

Chris Christie is America’s most unpopular governor with a disapproval rating of 71%. 

Which makes him even more unpopular than the most unpopular president

Trump has a 37% approval rating which is much worse than the second most unpopular president at the six-month mark.

Ford’s approval fell after he pardoned Richard Nixon. 

Pence, you paying attention? 

Sick guys! Sad.

I need a shower.

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