An excerpt from former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s new book says so much about the people in President Trump’s orbit, nobody actually needs to read it all. The small excerpt alone is loaded with enough implications to give the President’s critics plenty of fodder to chew on for a while.
The excerpt, reported on by Axios, portrays the man who found himself on the outside of the White House looking in as bitter towards many, but it was the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser who caught the real wrath of Christie:
I did everything I could to make sure my friend Donald reached the White House fully prepared to serve. But a handful of selfish individuals sidetracked our very best efforts. They set loose toxic forces that have made Trump’s presidency far less effective than it would otherwise have been. If this tragedy is ever going to be reversed, it is vital that everyone know exactly how it occurred.
Once Steve Bannon started unburdening himself … in his Trump Tower office, he couldn’t seem to stop. “The kid’s been taking an ax to your head with the boss ever since I got here,” he blurted out. “It’s been constant. He never stops. Ancient bitterness, I guess.”
In Bannon-speak, the KID is only one person. Not Donald Jr. Not younger son Eric. Not Ivanka or Tiffany. The kid is Jared Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump and the son of the real estate developer Charles Kushner, a man I once sent to prison.
Chris Christie is a fool. I’m not a fan of President Trump, but there were a handful of candidates among the 2016 GOP crop who I would have liked even less. Christie is one of them.
It pains Christie to know that he’s been passed up for at least half a dozen positions where his name was supposedly at the top of the list. It’s clear the President doesn’t want him in the White House. Perhaps this book will be the catharsis he needs.