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Chris Christie Just Took A Swing At Jared Kushner--And We Can't Wait For A Response

By Collin Gossel

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose meteoric rise and fall has become the stuff of political legend, sat down with Politico for an extended interview in which he discussed the public's flawed perception of him — both when he was king of the mountain, winning re-election by an impressive margin in a faithfully Democratic-leaning state, and now that he's the most unpopular governor in the U.S. One particularly interesting detail from the back-and-forth was Christie's explanation for being fired from President Trump's transition team.

Though he can't know for sure, Christie believes it has something to do with Jared Kushner.

After it became clear he wasn't a viable candidate during the 2016 presidential election, Christie threw everything he had behind Donald Trump, whom he believed would be the next Republican nominee. Though many believed Christie endorsed Trump in hopes of a position in the President's senior staff, Christie claims his primary intention was to improve Trump as a candidate and help him beat Hillary Clinton (the greater of two evils in Christie's mind). When Trump won the presidency, he put Christie in charge of the transition team. Two days later, however, Steve Bannon informed the New Jersey governor he was being let go.