Chris Christie made it clear that he is never working for Trump by comparing him to your 72-year-old relative who always thinks he’s right.
CHRISTIE: Well listen, I mean that’s going to be up to him. I was encouraged by hearing him say this morning he wasn’t going to try to manage the president. And I do think that one of the — the mistakes — and I think a very well-intentioned mistake that General Kelly made was that he tried to manage the president. I don’t think you can do that. And I think what you need to try to do is to say to the president, what are the areas that you want me to manage, and then manage those areas. And if he impedes you in those areas, then say Mr. President, that wasn’t our deal.
And so I think Mick is right that he shouldn’t try to manage the president because I think that’s just not a job that’s going to happen.
CHRISTIE: And I wonder — and I want to ask everybody who’s out in the audience today. If they have a 72-year-old relative whose behavior is like …
KARL: Is like Donald Trump?
CHRISTIE: … No, no, hold on. Whose behavior they’re attempting to change. When people get older… When people get older – let’s get ready because it’s happening to me now. When people get older, they become more and more convinced of the fact that what they’re doing is the right thing and it becomes harder to convince them otherwise.
Comparing Trump to a "72-year-old relative," Chris Christie says Mick Mulvaney is "right that he shouldn't try to manage the president."
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 23, 2018
Christie is never working in the Trump administration. When the best argument that Republicans can muster is that they shouldn’t stand up to Trump because he is an old man who always thinks that he is right, the Republican Party is doomed. Age doesn’t mean lack of sharpness or openmindedness, as Christie inaccurately claims.
Trump’s mentality and ignorance are the problems not his age, but comparing him to an old relative who is set in their ways always believes that they are right, is a sure sign that Chris Christie will never be working in the Trump administration.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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