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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.

By Marc Fortier

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 in Manchester, N.H. "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."
Allen Braun January 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM
If you were affected you should join the class action suit: legalnewsline.com/issues/class-action/246527-class-action-lawsuit-filed-against-n-j-gov-christie-for-bridge-scandal (I am in no way connected to the suit).
Joe videodummy January 22, 2014 at 12:10 PM
What Christie needs to do is request Federal prosecutors take over the case- not this state legislative witch-hunt. This way the democrats can't wiggle out of this nonsense once the facts are presented. If he wrong- he's forced to resign, but if it's determined that Zimmerman and her Fort Lee cohorts lied about any of the accusations- they are prosecuted under federal law. Christie is going to prevail. As a former prosecutor, he knows exactly where he stands. By now he has enough evidence to blow the whistle on half the assembly, legislative and senate members...the question is: Do we really want to know what he really knows ? I doubt it !!!
Marge Teilhaber January 22, 2014 at 01:55 PM
We are led to believe that when Wildstein and Baroni quit the Port Authority in December that Christie didn't question this, wasn't informed that they were running scared due to the GWB mess they created? Nothing? Just they quit, lah di dah? C'mon!
Dan Grant January 22, 2014 at 05:50 PM
The only thing most of these comments prove is how politically undereducated the posters are but what the hell in the last election 59 percent of the voting public couldn't be bothered voting at all. This Bridgegate and Hoboken are really about the same thing. Christie's behind the back viciousness true but it is about his friends development issues not politics.
Brian M Kochera January 22, 2014 at 06:37 PM
If the Governor really didn't know what his staff and close friends were doing to Ft. Lee then he's a poor manager, incompetent and should forget about being president. If on the other hand he knew about what was being done he's as vengeful and ill tempered as his critics say he is and doesn't belong holding ANY public office at all.

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