In accordance with the new ebook, Christie stated the marketing campaign was “over” after the Entry Hollywood tape was launched.
Chris Christie informed Donald Trump his presidential campaign was doomed after video surfaced that captured the then-candidate utilizing expletives and vulgar terms to brag about groping ladies, based on Bob Woodward’s new guide.
Christie advised Trump it is “over” after The Washington Post published the Access Hollywood tape the place Trump was caught on a scorching mic, Woodward stories in “Worry: Trump within the White Home.”
“New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was sitting in sweatpants and ball cap. ‘This is not concerning the campaign,’ Christie stated with a observe of finality,” Woodward wrote.
“‘That’s over. That is about your model. You’ve got labored your complete life. These youngsters,’ he pointed to Trump’s son Don Jr. and Jared Kushner. ‘You’ll want to save the brand for them or the model’s completed.” Woodward wrote.
The meeting occurred in Trump Tower, where Reince Priebus, who then headed the Republican Nationwide Committee, informed Trump he had two decisions, in response to the e-book, “You both drop out right now or you are going to lose in the largest landslide in American historical past.”
In response to the account, Steve Bannon was the only individual in the assembly who insisted Trump’s supporters would persist with him.
Earlier than the day’s end, after it turned clear to the group that Trump would not suspend his race, Christie acquired into it with Bannon, who on the time was the chief government of Trump’s marketing campaign.
“You are the (expletive) drawback,” Christie stated to Bannon. “You’ve got been the problem because the starting.”
“What are you speaking about?”
“You’re the enabler. You play to each one in every of his worst instincts. This factor’s over, and you’re going to be blamed. Every time he’s received horrible instincts for this stuff, and all you do is get him all worked up. That is going to be humiliating.”
Christie was in Bannon’s face, looming giant. Bannon half-needed to say, You fat (expletive), let’s throw down proper here.
“Governor,” he replied as an alternative, “the aircraft leaves tomorrow.” They have been heading to St. Louis for the second presidential debate. “For those who’re on the aircraft, you are on the staff.”
Christie wasn’t on the aircraft and Bannon would go on to say in 2017 that Christie’s unwillingness to vigorously defend then-candidate Trump cost him any cabinet consideration.
Woodward’s guide additionally stated Trump accused Christie “stealing from (him)” and feared that the transition group Christie headed on the time was “jinxing” his probabilities of victory.
Christie blasted Woodward in a series of tweets on Tuesday, accusing the journalist of reporting accounts that have been “profoundly fallacious.”
“Sadly, it seems Bob Woodward has used perpetual leaker Steve Bannon as a co-writer for his guide. His non-stop, self-centered leaking is why Steve was fired from the White House in the first place,” Christie…