Following a Fox News appearance Monday night by former Bush Advisor Karl Rove, who said he felt Christie presidential “vibrations,” Gov. Chris Christie again denied he’s either running for president or reconsidering his repeated statements that he isn’t running.
He told reporters today he had listened to the Rove interview with Sean Hannity four or five times.
“What I heard him say was that he ‘felt vibrations’ from either me or Paul Ryan (Wisconsin congressman) that because of phone calls we were receiving we may be reconsidering,” said the governor.
“At the end of the day I answered this question two days ago, I said this answer isn’t changing and I don’t see any reason why it would,” he added.
Ryan also denied he’s pursuing the presidency or reconsidering, Christie said.
“So I don’t know what else to say about this, fact of the matter is I guess I have to resign myself to the idea that until the filing deadline for Iowa passes that I’m going to continue to be asked,” said the governor. “That’s fine, you know the only thing that pains me about it is that it squeezes out other things that I wish you all were asking me about.“
In that vein, Christie confidante Mike DuHaime told the Hill that a tweet today by Jonathan Alter suggesting that Christie is secretly organizing a presidential run is untrue.
“It’s completely untrue — one hundred percent that is not true,” Duhaime told the Hill.