The Washington Post reports:
Former New Jersey governor and longtime Trump ally Chris Christie published a striking op-ed in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal in which he laments “the polarization of something as practical as a mask” and admits that his own failure to wear one at a White House event last month could have been fatal.
“I am lucky to be alive. It could easily have been otherwise,” Christie writes in the piece, castigating himself for a “serious failure.”
The piece does not explicitly mention President Trump, who has repeatedly expressed doubts about the effectiveness of masks and mocked others for wearing them, remaining resistant even after his own battle with the coronavirus. But it does appear to rebuke his approach.
The op-ed is behind a paywall.
— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 22, 2020