Chris Christie: Kushner Got Me Fired From Trump Gig

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in the final flailing days of his term and Politico has published a lengthy exit interview of sorts. This might be the most interesting bit:

Christie’s generous interpretation of Trump’s treatment of him even extends to his own ouster. Two days after Trump’s surprise win, Steve Bannon and Christie were seen arguing for several hours in a glass office in the transition headquarters in New York. Bannon was firing him as chair of the transition, and Christie wasn’t taking the news well. He wanted to know who was behind it, and he suspected Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose father he had prosecuted as U.S. attorney.

“Oh, I asked,” Christie said, referring to Bannon. “He didn’t answer. But [based on] subsequent conversations I’ve had with the president, I just don’t believe this was the president’s decision.” Aides later threw his transition materials in wastebaskets.

Christie, who often attributes his habit of feuding to his “Silician mom and Irish dad,” insists he holds no grudges. He said the president had made a smart decision to get rid of some aides—he named Bannon and Reince Priebus—and said others would be soon to go. Chief of staff John Kelly, he said, was doing much better. He declined to take a shot at Kushner when asked about the Trump son-in-law’s diminished White House role. “I would never underestimate Jared’s ability to be involved in whatever he wants to do be involved in,” Christie said.

  • kareemachan

    What a schmuck.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You really think you had a chance after prosecuting papa Kush ?

    Come on man.

    • jerry

      Who’d a thunk a former prosecutor wouldn’t fit in with a crime family?

  • Kevin Perez

    Finally, Kushner did something right.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Treant

      Girls Just Wanna Have Tax Breaks.

    • Miji

      That one’s good, but I think their haunting “Ivanka Trump as a Lana Del Rey Song” is brilliant.

      https://youtu.be/kP6sjXVtUPM

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
    • FAEN

      We’re going to need a bigger helicopter.

    • Treant

      The Outlaw Jersey Whale occasionally beaches itself for unknown reasons, although scientists expect that incoming indictments drive the whale toward shore…

      • JackFknTwist

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    • Nowhereman

      Oh thanks for the belly laugh! I think I cracked a rib! Of all the things I have seen done to the picture of Christie in his lawn chair, this is the funniest yet.

  • Chucktech

    So, the Christie opera is almost over as the fat man sings. Sing out, Chris…

  • Tatonka

    He could have used a lot fewer words if he just rolled on his back and tinkled on his belly.

  • Boreal

    Kushner getting him fired was payback for prosecuting Jared’s father.

    • Chucktech

      Yeah, must suck…

      Sucks for Kushner.

      Sucks for Christie.

      Just sucks for everybody. Pity.

  • bkmn
    • Todd20036

      Pretty much sums up his entire regime.

    • Uncle Mark

      “Pull my finger, America”

  • jruffdc

    Eat shit fat fuck

  • Tawreos

    Did anyone else misread it so that he had a silicon mom and an Irish dad?

    • Joe in PA

      Yes!

    • glass

      It’s spelled wrong. It should be Sicilian. You read it correctly, Silician means containing Silicone.

    • KCMC

      Sitcom mom

    • MonochromeMouse

      You read that right, Chris Christie is the result of when someone forgets to clean out a fleshlight.

      • Tawreos

        That explains a lot.

      • Nowhereman

        There went lunch…

  • Joe in PA

    “I would never underestimate Jared’s ability to be involved in whatever he wants to do be involved in,”

    A “I’m sorry you were offended” kind of remark.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Chrissy Christie will get the last laugh when jugheaded Kushner goes to jail.

  • PickyPecker
    • alc2018

      Knee replacement on the President! STAT!

  • another_steve

    Oh go shut down a bridge, you schlub.

  • PickyPecker
  • PickyPecker
    • thatotherjean

      Smarmy little critters, both the elf and the other occupant of the shelf.

  • Gustav2

    Chris Christie, like the aged second tier star on the Academy Awards Red Carpet of whom everyone says. “Remember him?”

  • Lazycrockett

    Is this new news? Put the guys father in jail what do you expect?

  • Max_1
  • boobert

    It looks like he won’t be able to appoint a Menendez replacement . That’s a relief!

    • Chucktech

      As someone pointed out in a comment at WaPo, being a slime ball isn’t necessarily illegal.

  • ByronK

    Maybe his habit of feuding has less to do with his ethnic heritage and more to do with the fact that he’s a fucking asshole. Just a guess.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Treant

      Isn’t Segal the guy with the withered but still rapey penis?

      • Miji

        Can you be more specific?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Filed under: “You cannot make this shit up.”

    • William

      Did Segal give up his US citizenship when he became a Russian citizen?

      (please, please, pretty please)

  • TrueWords

    Chris Christie is a liar, a bully and corrupt. He used the State of New Jersey for his own personal playground for his own political ambitions and he threw those who supported him under the bus.

    He has done absolutely nothing for New Jersey.

    Therefore he would have been in direct competition with Trump and that would not fly!!

    http://memes.doublie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/christie-bridge.png

  • Slippy_World
  • TrueWords
    • Chucktech

      LOL!

    • jerry

      Poor Chris…I can’t see him getting a DWTS spot, like other GOP has-beens. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d688c5eade4f9fed3b88f82829be9040497ecac027c2ff7a3533a8ff399ef71.gif

      • Treant

        “do-do-do-do-do! The tax!”
        “do-do-do-do-do! The blacks!”

      • Miji

        And now this idiot is charged with the security of our nuclear arsenal. Is everyone sleeping well?

    • Jon Doh

      At the buffet, after rounds one, two and three, making room for plates four and five.

    • Miji

      I don’t know what I’m watching here, but I think it was ill conceived to do it on camera.

    • clay

      The pants are a similar color, but thank skinny Palestinian Jesus he didn’t follow the “twerking Miley Cyrus at the VMAs” costume theme any further.

    • Jon Doh

      And this, ladies and gentlemens, is how you snap a lap band.

  • Blackfork

    And you oughta be exceedingly glad, butterboy.

  • clay
    • Hue-Man

      Strange that Israel peace plan is missing…

      • clay

        Bibi’s got it.

  • clay

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3848d273c4d0f28f2e16a9ce22fcf345f16cd621d2d6774b2fb5abc22135bf1c.png
    [I don’t know if Cagle is doing a subtle dig on Turmp with the reversed cuffs. Is Turmp so unsophisticated he doesn’t understand French cuffs? Is it a sign of Turmp’s hoped-for death? Does Cagle not know how French cuffs work?]

  • leo77

    It’s pretty well known here in NJ that the Kushner’s skewed democratic, I imagine there was never much love loss between them and Christie.

    • alguien

      considering christie was responsible for jared’s dad going to prison, you’re probably right.

  • Cuberly Deux
  • jerry

    Yeah, we knew the reason a year ago, didn’t care, and thought it was funny. Try to keep up. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51264b5b217da60264290d49c584da2316a0a487090187d821d4f2fc938ecf3d.jpg

  • Javier Smith

    Well its nice to know that SOMEONE is talking about the good things Kushner has done.

    • Tomcat

      Yeah, he is such a sweetheart.

  • Publius

    *Yawn* Stupid people feuding with stupid people. Maybe if fatass Chris Christie would do some sit-ups, he could benefit from the endorphins and not be such a dick anymore.

  • Treant

    Sure, Chris. (Actually, I do believe him; Kushner seems to be one of the central threads in the conspiracy and treason and Russian contacts).

    Why don’t you start telling everything we already know you know about Jared and Dumpy? … Oh, right. Jail time.

    • Opinion Sousaphones

      Well, Christie can be a bit intemperate and vengeful, so, who knows, you might get your wish. Besides, who other than his mother (d. 2004, RIP), would cry over him getting jail time? … not Trump. What Christie does not seem to get is that his reputation for corruption was a serious liability. Whether it was Traitor Tot or the Felon-in-Chief, getting right of Christie was the right decision.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Well at least he’ll have more time for spring training next year. And speaking of camel toe…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f204ecd5b2b1a0838fb9d0747982487aedf0b4d0433f2ed4dc757d036d45ae9.jpg

  • Rex

    I would have sworn it was because Christie kept stealing Trump’s Big Macs.

  • clay
    • Cuberly Deux

      Why does Kush look so vampiric?

      • Tomcat

        Because it is people like him that are the most dangerous.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        That predator is about to insert its ovipositor into Christie’s abdomen, and inject him with its larvae.
        Should feed two or three of its babies.

        • Cattleya1

          Just 2 or 3?

      • Talisman

        Practice.

    • Joe in PA

      Clay, Clay, Clay…Another_Steve is not gonna be happy.

      • clay

        He doesn’t love Jared; he knows he only wants to use Jared.

    • Treant

      “Soon. There’s 200 pounds of good eating on that corpse.”

      • Joe in PA

        200? Pffft.

      • Joe in PA

        I know but what are you gonna do with the other 200?

        • djcoastermark

          soap ?

          • ByronK

            Oh, my. So it’s that sort of day on JMG.

            Carry on, hehehehe!

        • Treant

          Hey, bone mass, pure fat, and other cuts that simply aren’t as choice.

          Soap is a possibility, of course, but the fat is mostly polyunsaturated and fully saturated and won’t make a good blend.

        • Miji

          Hmmm, 400 you guess. So was Chris the hacker that Donnie was trying to implicate to divert attention from his master Vlad?

        • JCF

          LOL

        • Sporkfighter

          Gross buckets:

          It was a dinner party that was hard to stomach.

          Chilean artist Marco Evaristti presented his friends with his newest creation on Thursday night: Meatballs cooked with fat from his own body, extracted by liposuction.

          ‘Ladies and gentleman, bon appetit and may God bless,’ said Evaristti, a glass in his hand, to his dining companions seated around a table at the Animal Gallery in Chile’s capital, Santiago.

          On the plates in front of them was a serving of agnolotti pasta and in the middle, a meatball made with the fat that Evaristti had removed from his body last last year.

          ‘You are not a cannibal if you eat art,’ he added.

          https://www.wired.com/2007/01/eat_my_meatball/

    • BobSF_94117

      Imagine the effort involved in maintaining that “inscrutable” look all the time.

  • Why isn’t he in prison?

  • Tomcat

    Are you sure he did not notice how pitiful you were as governor?

  • Bambino

    O/T Where is Kathy Griffin when you need her.
    https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/931569360241610752

  • Blake J Butler

    Don’t take it personally krispy kreme christie, Damien Thorn has a natural habit of screwing people over.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Lying grifter Kayla Moore is on TV now. Um, she just accused Jones of being for full-term abortion.

    There is NO lie these people won’t tell.

  • Stubenville

    Gee Chris; you’ll just have find a free buffet to inhale somewhere else.

    No love,

    Me

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I’d say call the Whaaaaambulance, but I don’t think they carry tonnage.

  • mikeinftl

    Sorry, nobody cares.

    • Lars Littlefield

      ⬆︎THIS!!!!

  • Talisman

    Sympathy qotient: 0.

  • “I would never underestimate Jared’s ability to be involved in whatever he wants to do be involved in.”

    Which says absolutely nothing about Jared’s actual abilities to accomplish anything other than simply butting in.

  • askDominick

    Thankfully the hot mess Christie era is coming to an end in New Jersey. Of course he will spend the next few years on air blaming Democrats for his messes.

  • Chris H.
    • coram nobis

      … with fava beans, and a nice chianti.

  • JWC

    trump Inc LLC Preisedncy for family fun and profit

  • Stogiebear

    He should be thankful he dodged THAT bullet.

  • Puck

    The trump gig or did he mean the trump pig?

  • And WHO’S daddy did you prosecute, soon-to-be-flushed Governor Christie?

  • Opinion Sousaphones

    Of course, nothing Christie did could have been a factor. Sociopaths are never responsible for being disliked or shunned. When the crime family now operating out of the oval office will be imprisoned, they will blame it on a political witch hunt but not their numerous crimes.

  • popebuck1

    Jesus H. Christ, man! You dodged a bullet! Get over it!

    • BobSF_94117

      No kidding.

  • BobSF_94117

    ooops

  • gothambear

    Christie’s fate makes me believe a teensy bit in karma, fate, and the good common sense of the people of NJ. Such a spectacular fall from grace. Delicious.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “Christie, who often attributes his habit of feuding to his “Silician mom and Irish dad,” insists he holds no grudges.”

    Because of stereotypical views on my ancestry I get to be a huge, both figuratively and literally, asshole.

  • Gene Perry

    Or, maybe, just maybe, it had nothing to do with Kushie and a lot to do with Bridgegate?