Chris Christie Gives Unsolicited Advice on Obamacare: ‘Don’t Lawyer it’
CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie aboard his campaign bus on election day Tuesday and asked if the brash GOP candidate had any advice for President Barack Obama during the extended period of Obamacare woes.
“Don’t be so cute,” Christie said. “And when you make a mistake, admit it. Listen, if he was mistaken in 2009, 2010 on his understanding of how the law would operate, then just admit it to people. Say, ‘You know what? I said it, I was wrong. I’m sorry and we’re going to try to fix this and make it better.’ I think people would give any leader in that circumstance a lot of credit for just, you know, owning up to it.”
Tapper referenced Obama’s revision last night of his “if you like your plan, you can keep it” pledge.
“Don’t lawyer it,” Christie continued. “People don’t like lawyers. I’m a lawyer. They don’t like ’em. You know? Don’t lawyer it. When I saw that this morning—I saw that this morning for the first time, and I thought, he’s lawyering it. That’s Barack Obama the lawyer.”
Christie and Obama famously joined forces for several days after Hurricane Sandy, which also happened to be the week leading up to the 2012 presidential election, potentially giving both candidates an electoral boost.
Watch the full segment below, via CNN:
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