Speaking from the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire, Christie played down the impact of the storm in his home state.
He also called Rosenello (left) “crazy” for calling the storm worse than Hurricane Sandy. Confronted by a question from a reporter, Christie said on Morning Joe on Monday, “There is no residual damage, there is no flooding damage.”
That was not true.
In a Philly.com story this morning, the North Wildwood mayor said, “As one of his earliest supporters during both of his runs for governor and having met and interacted with him and his family numerous times over the course of his terms as governor, I am disappointed that he would lower himself as much as he did [Monday] evening. I am more disappointed, however, in the evident lack of concern or respect that he is showing for the first responders, residents, business and property owners of North Wildwood, Cape May County and other areas of New Jersey impacted by this storm.”
Christie subsequently called the mayor, and “He acknowledged that his comments were inappropriate,” Rosenello said this morning on 987 The Coast.
Listen to Rosenello here.
The mayor said he does not know if Christie intends to publicly apologize.