New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ripped into Steve Bannon on Monday, mocking the fired White House aide as a powerless figure who was looking for his “last 15 minutes of fame” during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday.
The Republican governor, who ran President Donald Trump’s transition team before being sidelined after the election, rejected Bannon’s allegation that he had been taken out of the running for a Cabinet position after his critical response to the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump bragged about groping women.
In an interview Monday evening with “PBS’ NewsHour,” Christie called that claim a fabrication, saying not only that he didn’t have such a conversation with Bannon, but that he was, in fact, with Trump that weekend.
He said he ran debate preparation that Friday, when the tape was released, and the next day. He also took charge of preparation for the third debate. The governor also noted, as had been reportedly previously, that he was offered several Cabinet positions that he turned down.
Start at the 32:30 mark below and watch Christie go off.