Chris Christie says Trump needs to stop living in the past, calls him a ‘bad politician

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Chris Christie and Bridget Kelly during the 2012 Bridgegate scandal. Photo by Phil Stilton.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was blamed last year for giving former U.S. President Donald J. Trump COVID-19 appears to have caught a case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) during his tenure with ABC News.

Christie, since hinting he is running for President in 2024 has been fixated on his former boss since being cast off the Trump island.

When asked by his ABC co-worker George George Stephanopoulos about the former President, “Is he [Trump] winning this fight?”

“I don’t think so, because I think any politician, good politician, experienced politician knows every election is about tomorrow and not about yesterday,” the former Governor who left office with the lowest ratings in New Jersey history said. “So the idea somehow the 2024 election is going to be about 2020, in any way to me is just not going to happen. It is true that we’re not nine months away from Trump leaving office and we’re nine months from January 6th.”

Christie, who was prepared Trump for his final debate last year against Joe Biden says he’s sworn off Trump. He’s essentially wrapped a lap band around his mind and cast away his Trumpism.

“I’m glad to be able to say that last night, I didn’t watch the rally,” Christie added. “Like most normal Americans, I was watching Texas A&M beat Alabama which is much more newsworthy to most Americans than a rally by a former President in an early caucus state.”

Christie’s term in office as Governor of New Jersey was marred by his “Bridgegate” scandal in which his top-level aides closed off lanes on the George Washington Bridge in order to effect a traffic nightmare for Fort Lee area residents.

Christie aides Bridgett Anne Kelly, David Wildstein, and Bill Baroni were all convicted for their role in the scandal. Christie later became the main character of a timeless meme that showed him sitting in a beach chair at Island Beach State Park with his family during a government shutdown in which the park was closed to everyone else.

All three later had their convictions overturned years later.


Last year, Trump contracted COVID-19 and later blamed Christie for his infection.

In a book written by journalist Michael Wolff claims Trump complained about “spittle” coming from the overweight former governor’s mouth and even said he “tried to duck from the droplets”.