Chris Christie ‘Livid’ After Finding Out He Was Not The VP Pick
Chris Christie was livid to find out that he was not going to be VP, according to a new report. Hours after Donald Trump picked Mike Pence as his vice president, the mogul’s adviser, Paul Manafort, was heard saying that despite his hard work and being loyal, Christie was aware that he was never getting the job.
Chris Christie is not the VP, and he was fully aware of the fact that he was never getting the gig. According to reports, top Trump adviser Paul Manafort was overheard talking to a person attending the 2016 Republican National Convention in Ohio about the governor’s chances at the job.
The exchange between the pair went something like this:
“Christie was livid, right?” the man said at one point. “Yeah,” Manafort replied.
While the New Jersey politician has been very loyal and even a close friend to Donald Trump, it appears that some in the campaign, especially daughter Ivanka Trump‘s husband, Jared Kushner, did not approve of him becoming number 2.
Moreover, by the looks of things, Christie felt what was coming. In an interview with local media, the governor had revealed that he would be disappointed if he was not picked. He said:
“I’m not going to say it won’t bother me if I’m not selected.Of course it bothers you a little bit. ‘Cause if you’re a competitive person, like I am, and you’re used to winning, like I am — again, you don’t like coming in second, ever. We don’t need another big mouth from Congress…What Donald needed was a partner who governed.”
He briefly praised the Indiana governor by saying:
“I like Mike a lot, as you guys know. I took Donald out there to meet Mike, because I thought it was so important to know him, because I think Mike is a really good guy. He’s been an excellent governor.”
And Christie went right back into lamenting about being a loser. He shared:
“(Pence) is going to be a really good running mate for Donald and he’s a friend. I’m glad he picked a governor, to tell you the truth. I think him having someone with governing experience is going to be really important to him after he’s elected. Of course (I’m) disappointed. I don’t get into anything I don’t want to win. And so, when you’re not picked, of course it’s disappointing,” Christie said. “I’ve been through this parade before, and I realize it’s like getting hit by lighting. So, it didn’t happen. That’s fine. … You get disappointed, you take a deep breath and you get ready for tomorrow. And here I am. I’ll be speaking Tuesday night, I’m running the transition, and I have more things to do this week than I have time to do them.”
It has been confirmed that Trump did have a change of heart and tried to ditch Mike Pence for Christie, but his aides told him he was not choosing a best friend and had to stick to the plan.