Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie began his political career as a teenager watching Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford joust for control of the Republican Party at the 1976 GOP convention. From there, he soon entered the University of Delaware and then received his JD degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. He served as U.S. attorney for New Jersey from 2002 to 2008 and as governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2018. Governor Christie ran for president briefly in 2018. The governor guides us through all of those — often embattled — chapters of his life in the course of this interview, including giving us his view of the Bridgegate scandal, and what it was like to be on the debate stage with Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary race. But it’s not all politics: We also cover the former governor’s views on China, COVID policy, and domestic economic policy. Finally, while he doesn’t make any announcement about his future plans, Christie does describe why he might be the best choice to run — and win — in the 2024 presidential election.
Recorded at Fox News in NYC on October 28, 2021
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