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Watch a Kindergarten Teacher Ask Chris Christie to ‘Tone It Down’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a notoriously confrontational style, getting in public fights with reporters and average people, even telling some of them to shut up. Well, during a town hall yesterday, a kindergarten teacher spoke up to ask Christie to maybe stop doing that so much.

Cheryl Meyer told Christie that it’s hard for her to talk to her students and her own children about their governor saying such things. She said, “You need to tone it down a little if you want to become President of the United States.”

Christie explained that he sometimes regrets getting tough with people, and acknowledged “differences of opinion on people’s style,” but at the same time, he says those things because he wants to be authentic.

The governor said he doesn’t want to just say “the blandest, most vanilla thing” he can think of, and rejects the idea that when you’re a public figure being pressed in a confrontational way, “you have to respond politely.”

Watch the video below, via NJ.com:

[h/t Bloomberg]
[image via screengrab]

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