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Tue Jul 19, 2016, 04:53 PM

153. Working His Way Back To Duh Donald™

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Back in May, Trump assigned Christie to head his presidential transition team -- he would be in charge of the logistics of moving the Trump administration into the White House. Christie should have either politely turned it down if he wanted to be a Trump administration senior official (including vice president), or taken the hint that the Trump camp wasn't considering him for anything else.

It's not clear if Christie still has his transition team slot, but apparently he has not been cast aside completely. The morning the convention formally opened, he accepted an assignment to make a public appearance on behalf of the party:

DailyWorld.com:...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie...praised Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (to) members of Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention at a breakfast meeting... "What Donald needed was a partner who has governed and has gotten results...He also needs a decent person who will tell him the truth...”

Gracious and pragmatic, plus a touch of passion. Very nicely done -- especially when you consider that Christie can't possibly be happy about not being originally scheduled to speak at the convention itself. And that's not all who he praised:

BigStory.com: (Christie) cited a donation by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts as a sign of his generosity.

(Christie's)...wife, Mary Pat Christie...(ran the) Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund..."One of her first calls was to Donald Trump. And it wasn't a long phone call. He said, 'Mary Pat, I like Chris, but I'm scared of you.' He said, 'How much does the check need to be? Just tell me and I'll send it.'" But Trump isn't listed in a final report thanking the more than 150 people and companies that donated at least $25,000 (USD)...

"The Governor misspoke this morning," said Christie spokesman Brian Murray. "Mr. Trump has given to other New Jersey charities, including the Drumthwacket Foundation."

Well, now, let's not leap to conclusions. Maybe Duh Donald™ donated less than $25,000. Maybe he didn't send a check because he simply forgot or never get around to it. Maybe Trump changed his mind or deliberately lied to Mary Pat about sending a check because wasn't scared of making the Christies look bad. Maybe Mary Pat lied to Chris about the conversation taking place. Maybe Christie made the whole thing up. Maybe the spokesperson is right: maybe Christie simply got the name of the charity wrong. Or maybe Christie came up with a perfect way of getting back at Trump!

P.S. The Drumthwacket Foundation helps to preserve the official residence of New Jersey's governor. Guess who runs it? Mary Pat Christie.


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