Christie: Kushner’s vendetta hurt Trump’s presidency

In his soon to be released book, Let Me Finishformer New Jersey Governor Chris Christie claims that he was dismissed as Chairman of the Trump transition team at the behest of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law, and that the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today had he, instead of Vice President Mike Pence, overseen the establishment of the Administration, according to a review of the book published at The Guardian.

At the heart of it is Christie’s desire to tell the American people that had his transition plan been adopted after Trump’s shock victory on election night in November 2016, the Trump White House would be a much more effective place today. Once he had been tossed overboard, the new transition team led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a “thrown-together approach” that led to appalling choices of senior personnel “over and over again”.

Christie writes that Steve Bannon, while firing the former governor, told him of Kushner, “The kid’s been taking an ax to your head with the boss ever since I got here.”

Kushner continues to hold a grudge against Christie for the prosecution of his father, Charles Kushner, for witness tampering while the author was U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, according to the review.  The younger Kushner believes his father’s crime was a private matter than should have been allowed to be handled within the family or by rabbis.

Christie would have been Vice President or Attorney General, if not for the metaphorical Kushner ax to his head.

The former governor turned numerous jobs in the Trump Administration including, Special Adviser to the President in the White House, Labor Secretary,  Homeland Security Secretary, and Ambassadorships to Rome and the Vatican.

Let Me Finish is scheduled to be released on January 29.  It has a list price of $28 and is discounted pre-order on Amazon to $18.30 for the hardcover edition.  The Kindle edition is $14.99

Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Christie: Kushner’s vendetta hurt Trump’s presidency”

  1. Please said at 5:45 pm on January 15th, 2019:

    just go away, no one cares.

  2. Maybe, said at 5:45 pm on January 15th, 2019:

    maybe not. With any more luck, the President will remain smart, and not hire a guy whom many believe just can’t stop making every little thing about him. What a disappointment he turned out to be, after all the hopes of ‘09..

  3. Mike Harmon said at 11:20 am on January 16th, 2019:

    Isn’t the problem more about being loyal and trustworthy and doesn’t this latest narrative prove once again he is neither?

  4. Bob English said at 8:26 am on January 19th, 2019:

    Christie would have had the good sense not to put people in jobs for which they were not qualified including cabinet positions

  5. Oh stop. said at 9:40 am on January 19th, 2019:

    Like Democrats never rewarded people, “qualified” or not, with jobs! Good grief, how disengenuous!

  6. Hypocrites said at 10:26 am on January 19th, 2019:

    are more disingenuous than people who don’t run on a moral or ethical high ground. Jussssssst saying.

  7. Agree, said at 10:37 pm on January 19th, 2019:

    Christie sucked. Not everyone who worked there was a bad person, though! ( By the way: Who died and left you the moral arbiter of all people and things in NJ governments??)- jussst sayin’.