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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."
Metoo January 21, 2014 at 04:16 PM
Ask me if I care. Dems/Repubs are 2 sides of the same coin...
Holly B January 22, 2014 at 03:08 AM
As a Democrat I must admit I really like Christie. I voted for him here in NJ, and might have even considered voting for him as President. But seriously, WTH?? He has a vengeful mean streak that is unacceptable as a President. It's more acceptable as a governor, but President? No. We need a mature person, ONE VERY MUCH UNLIKE DONALD TRUMP, who twitters and tweets like a 14 year old girl in detention! Obama is a wise mature man, but he really messed up with this Health Care. He tried, but the Republicans just squashed everything he did. At any rate, guess I'll be voting for Hillary. She may be a bit of a beotch, but she is the smartest and most experienced. And I doubt she would take revenge and be petty like this.
Michael Megill January 22, 2014 at 07:16 AM
A recent bi-partisan report found the State Department could have avoided the death of 4 Americans in Benghazi. Hillary was head of the State Department at the time. You would vote for her? But, hey, what difference does it make?
Howell man January 22, 2014 at 07:37 AM
R or D both the same. We need to elect the "other guy" the ones who are not part of the party. The party candidates are so weighed down by their parties baggage that they can't even think on their own. Wake up get new people in, they are out there.
Teaneck_Resident January 22, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Republican or Democrat it does not matter. All we are doing is feeding a two head snake with one stomach.
John January 22, 2014 at 08:36 AM
This is nothing but a Democratic smear campaign. They recognize he is the front runner for 2016. The mud slinging is disgusting.
Campaign news January 22, 2014 at 09:21 AM
@John, add your name to the dozens of others who have not bothered to understand a thing about Hoboken politics. Start here: Zimmer's reform movement in Hoboken has very heavy republican support because of her commitment to fiscal responsibility, lowering taxes and reviewing municipal contracts and staffing levels. All of which pisses off the democratic machine to no end. But Zimmer has raised Hoboken to an AA bond rating while continuing to improve our open space portfolio. Your tired old republicans vs the democrats analysis is a square peg in a round hole for Hoboken. Try again. Or should I say try for the first time instead of applying your one-size-fits-all analysis to a situation you clearly have not bothered to try to understand.
jp1 January 22, 2014 at 09:32 AM
Trump is one email away from total stupidity.
Joe videodummy January 22, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Smear Campaign launched by the democrats intended's to keep everyone's mind off the fact that the 2 teams in the Superbowl are from the only 2 states that have legalized marijuana. Christie could walk in the White house doing the "Happy Dance" if he was the first Governor to legalize both on-line gambling and marijuana.
Francisco Villegas January 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM
Even if he isn't directly involved in the bridge closing, this governor has shown he is a poor manager by hiring the people he did. In other words, what they did, HE DID. Period. And for me, that's the end of my support for that clown.
chris January 22, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Donald Trump hit it right on the nose...... Christie is another Failed New Jersey Governor...... 2 words we are waiting to hear " " I Resign".
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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