NJ Politics Digest: Christie Says Trump Didn’t Curse Him Out

Gov. Chris Christie. JT Aregood for Observer

Gov. Chris Christie is telling a different story after a new a new book claims he got cursed out on election night by then-President-elect Donald Trump.

The new book, “Devil’s Bargain” by Joshua Green, says Trump freaked out when Christie arranged to have then-President Barack Obama call his cell phone to congratulate Trump on his victory. Trump, an apparent germaphobe, was “horrified” at the idea of using Christie’s cell. “I don’t want your f***ing phone,’ Trump allegedly told the governor.

But Christie said Tuesday that the book is “wrong fundamentally” during an interview on MSNBC. Christie said he never spoke with Obama that night, but simply asked a White House staffer to call him later to get Trump’s phone number. Christie told Trump of his conversation with the Obama aide, and there were apparently no profanities.

“He was happy about that,” Christie said of Trump.

Christie is still the least popular governor in the country, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Just one in four New Jersey voters approve of the job he’s doing, while 69 percent aren’t happy with him.

He’s apparently not popular in New York either. His fellow New York Mets fans booed him after he caught a foul ball Tuesday night. It was a nice one-handed catch, though.

Quote of the Day: “Nice to see him get from the beach to the ball park,” St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin after Christie’s aforementioned baseball catch.

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