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Trump: Christie 'One Email Away from a Disaster'

He said the New Jersey governor's chances of winning the GOP presidential nomination have been dealt a serious blow by Bridgegate.

Donald Trump, left, and Chris Christie. File photos.
Donald Trump, left, and Chris Christie. File photos.
Donald Trump said Tuesday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is "one email away from a disaster," as a result of the ongoing "Bridgegate" scandal.

"He's a friend of mine. He's a good guy. But you know, he's one email away from a disaster," Trump said while speaking at Saint Anselm College. "I just don't know what's going to happen.

"It was bad for him," he continued. "It didn't make sense, and he said strongly he didn't know anything about it. The thing is, he's fired four or five people. I don't know what they're going to say. It's a very scary situation for Chris. We'll see how he handles it. It's really a question that won't be able to be answered probably for a year. It's a tough situation for him no question about it."

Later, when asked about prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidates, Trump said he would have thought Christie was "doing well," but now "it's going to be a lot tougher on him."
Wallst January 21, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Apljak, it took 7 years to implement Medicare, and it will take just as long for the new Health Care law. You see, once the law is going smoothly, the Republicans will stop calling it Obamacare and will even try to take credit for it.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 08:48 PM
Health care costs are trending downward for the first time in decades due to the ACA.
John Brison January 21, 2014 at 08:49 PM
Beam, you've been exposed as a pandering hypocroite with a mind so tiny, it can't fathom satire. My proof is a strong as Zimmer's yet you lap hers up. Can't prove a negative, can you? Please go, far away.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Zimmer maintained a contemporaneous account of her encounters with Christie's minions. As evidence, such records have a higher order of validity than remembrances after-the-fact. Your hypothetical is merely your imaginings. Zimmer's account plus the letters she's produced have logical consistency. FBI questioning of Christie' s underlings is likely to produce a witness who will flip and turn state's evidence. Pay for play will result in felony charges and convictions.
Linda January 21, 2014 at 09:07 PM
Let's see; Donald Disaster, Donald D***head, Donald D*****bag, Donald Dimwit etc. etc.
John Brison January 21, 2014 at 09:16 PM
Beam, please stop. The point is no money was withheld from Hoboken. Even the Times agrees. Per the facts, and not some fictious diary entries, there was in reality pay and no play. This is another hatchet job by you and your ilk. The only charges I see levied here are for slander.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 09:25 PM
There is no such agreement. I cited an article that disputed Christie' s flack' s statements on funding. There is much to dispute in Christie' s accounting. There were a variety of funding sources and Christie's response was meant to confuse and obfuscate. You're convinced and I'm skeptical because of New Jersey's history of government corruption. You're a credulous sort and I'm convinced by facts.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 09:31 PM
I never realized I had "ilk". Wow! Pretty cool.
Eddie Raumman January 21, 2014 at 09:44 PM
This story is obligated to mention that a business partner of one of the e-mailing officials to resign, David Wildstein (who offered to tell all under immunity), is one Jared Kushner aka Mr. Ivanka Trump. Kushner, like both Trumps, is a beneficiary of Daddycash and known as a "fixer". Small stinkin' world.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 09:48 PM
This is a classic example of the incestuous nature of New Jersey corruption. No surprises, here.
Cheryl Parks-Weidley January 21, 2014 at 09:59 PM
That's a bit of reach, though. The Kushners are Democrats in Ca and Wildstein is Republican o the East Coast. And Kushner didn't need Trump money it seems, per Wikipedia.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 10:04 PM
Wildstein did offer to talk in exchange for immunity. If there's no wrongdoing then why the plea for immunity? Wildstein knows where the bodies are buried.
John Brison January 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Ironic, isn't it that but for the efforts of AG Christie, Zimmer wouldn't be mayor. Christie put away the man to whom she lost the election and on corruption charges, nonetheless. It's just politics as usual in Hoboken.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 10:36 PM
John, your point is so obscure as to be nonexistent. Her charges will either be substantiated or they won't. There are no accusations of wrongdoing on her part. Blaming the victim is the tactic of the desperate. The Christie regime seems exceedingly desperate.
Tom Holleman January 21, 2014 at 10:46 PM
2 losers!!!!!!!!!
John Brison January 21, 2014 at 10:49 PM
@beam. You're missing the point yet again. Her charges have not been substantiated yet you insist on vilifying Christie as if they were . Isn't Zimmer entitled to equal treatment under your slanted view of the law?
Jake Jacobson January 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM
Trump's a "fence sitter" who sings one song when on FOX and another on CNN to please both the libs and conservatives.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM
John, agreed. We presume innocence until proven otherwise. It's still interesting to watch these proceedings for the entertainment value. We all have our opinions but they're still just that - opinions. Thanks for the exchange; even the trash talk. It's fun.
John Brison January 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM
@beam. I enjoyed it as well. Have a good evening and stay safe.
Wallst January 21, 2014 at 11:09 PM
Jim & John...great ending... now, if the U.S. Congress could only act this way.
Jim beam January 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Thanks, John. You, too.
Lionel Heredia January 21, 2014 at 11:49 PM
Christie is a overweight bully with bad Karma coming to bite him right in the rear. What goes around comes around. Pay attention to the cosmic laws folks. Our country needs a real humanitarian, not another Nero.
Pastori Balele January 22, 2014 at 12:35 AM
Who allowed Don Trump to be at Saint Anselm College? This is a Catholic college which does not welcome divorcees. But I agree with Trump that Chris is done as politician. He may end up in prison. At least that will give Chris chance to bully fellow prisoners.
Pastori Balele January 22, 2014 at 12:38 AM
Since Romney, Christie and Sarah Palin are out; I guess we are left with Don Trump as GOP nominee.
Wallst January 22, 2014 at 12:40 AM
Looks like that may be the case, Pastori. Michelle "crazy" Bachmann is out too...she may be heading to jail with her hubby, Marcus.
George David Headden January 22, 2014 at 12:41 AM
What the Fuck does Donald Trump know? He is a Criminal himself. Cheat, Liar. If Chris Christie was not running all over the country politicking on our dime he would have known what his staff was up to but then he did know they were following his orders. Christie and Trump make a good pair.
Darin January 22, 2014 at 05:00 AM
Doesn't Trump know when to keep his big mouth shut? I mean really, People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones..He's gone bankrupt and had enough of his own financial whoas so it's like calling the kettle black. Keep your nose out of where it doesn't belong Donald..Go find a new hair stylist!!
william savick January 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM
The 'Trump pattern' begins; He adds fuel to Christie's fire as a hedge to nudge him into the spotlight for 2016 presidential contention as a candidate but all along it's just a ploy to advertise his 'Celebrity Apprentice' freak show. It's a moldy, stupid, same old circus-story that has run out of fuel .
John Boy January 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Beam. Who said your innocent until proven guilty? Obamascare cancelled that with one of his executive orders.
Jim beam January 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM
John Boy, you're not really as stupid as you sound, are you?

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