Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been admitted to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 days after preparing President Donald J. Trump for his first debate against Joe Biden in the 2020 election campaign cycle. Christie contracted the virus along with Trump’s wife Melania, top advisor Faith Hicks, campaign manager Bill Stepien, and Kellyanne Conway.
“I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” Christie wrote. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”
Christie today checked in at Morristown Medical Center.
“In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon,” the former governor said. “While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure.
In May, Christie made a controversial comment about the COVID-19 virus that today, critics are reminding him of.
“Of course, everybody wants to save every life they can, but the question is, towards what end, ultimately?” he said in May during the height of the pandemic. “Are there ways that we can… thread the middle here to allow that there are going to be deaths, and there are going to be deaths no matter what?”