NJ Politics Digest: Chris Christie Finally Gets That Book Deal

Gov. Chris Christie.

Former Gov. Chris Christie. Alyana Alfaro for Observer.

Former Gov. Chris Christie. Alyana Alfaro for Observer.

So what does former Gov. Chris Christie really think about President Donald Trump, Bridgegate and being “unceremoniously booted” from the president’s transition team? We’re going to find out.

Christie, who left office as one of the most unpopular governors in state history, has penned a deal to publish a “no-holds-barred” memoir of his political life, according to the Associated Press.

Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics will be released on Jan. 29, 2019.

In the book, Christie—who has never been one to hold back—promises “frank appraisals” of Trump team members, such as Steven Bannon, Corey Lewandowski and more. The book also promises another rehashing of Christie’s take on the Bridgegate scandal, which saw two of his former aides convicted in a criminal trial. While Christie was not charged, the scandal helped kill any chances he had of securing the Republican presidential nomination. Christie eventually dropped his presidential bid and became one of the first high-profile Republicans to endorse Trump.

While governor, Christie unsuccessfully sought legislation that would have changed state ethics law and allowed him to profit from a book deal while in office.

Quote of the Day: “I’ve had a wild ride up till now—there’s no denying that.” — Former Gov. Chris Christie, in a statement announcing his plans to write a book.

Chris Christie signs book deal that will ‘set the record straight’ about Trump, Bridgegate
New Jersey’s 55th governor signed a book deal and plans to “set the record straight” on everything from being his decision to back President Donald Trump early in the 2016 campaign only to be “unceremoniously booted” from his transition team, to New Jersey politics and the Bridgegate scandal, Christie’s publisher, Hachette Books, told the Associated Press.
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