Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recounted his 2016 presidential bid, his friendship with President Trump and the tension between Trump aides during an appearance Saturday on FOX News' "Watters' World" with host Jesse Watters. Christie also said "there would no Bob Mueller" had Trump selected him to be U.S. attorney general, referring to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his Russia investigation. Promoting his new book, "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics," Christie recalled why he was among the first Republicans to endorse Trump for president after ending his own White House bid. "He was my friend for 15 years at that point but also I campaigned against him," Christie recounted. "I knew he was going to be the Republican nominee and my job, as I saw it, was to endorse him and to go in there and make him the best candidate he could be because we did not Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States."
Christie sat down with NJ.com to discuss what was and what could have been during his two-term governorship in what became a wide-ranging interview on some of the most well-known stories to come from his tenure: Bridgegate, a public opinion fight and his failed 2016 GOP primary bid for the Oval Office.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie's office denied a report that claimed that Christie has been saying to his friends and staff that he is planning to take a post in President Donald Trump's administration. Commenting on the report, published by New York Post Saturday night, Christie strategist Mike DuHaime said that the information is "absolutely not true," according to Politico. The Post story, which cited a single anonymous source described as "close to the White House," also issued a denial by Christie spokesman Brian Murray, who said: "The governor dismissed this type of speculation this past week and said he plans to finish out his term as governor." The Post report asserts that Trump has asked Christie to be "patient," while clarifying that no job offer has been worked out yet. "Christie will only take something where he is answerable to the president," the source told the Post.