During a press conference, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended James Comey while claiming that he wouldn’t have let Mike Flynn into the White House, much less given him a job.
Christie defended Comey from Trump’s claim that he is a nut job, “I would disagree with the characterization of Jim as a ‘nut job.’ I’ve known Jim for a long time. I don’t always agree with him, as I’ve told you guys before, but, no, that wouldn’t be the way I would characterize Jim.”
Christie also said about Trump’s decision to hire Mike Flynn:
Christie said, “Let me just say this to you, if I were President-elect Of The United States, I wouldn’t let General Flynn in the White House, much less, give him a job.”
Those comments are a direct shot at the decision making of Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Trump still wants Flynn back in the White House, while Pence, as head of the transition team was responsible for clearing Flynn for the job of national security adviser.
Christie spent a long time first trying to get on the ticket and then trying to get a job in the administration. Christie’s comments are a sign of the toxicity of Trump among Republicans. The Russia scandal is getting real for them, and it looks like some Republicans are trying to put some distance between themselves and their previous support for Trump.
Chris Christie, like every other self-interested Republican who either endorsed or looked the other way, now owns Donald Trump. Making a few critical comments to save your future is too little too late.
The exodus of Republicans is starting to take shape.
People like Chris Christie are looking to escape the voyage of the damaged before USS Trump sinks after striking the Russia iceberg.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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