Christie: After Obama Released Birth Certificate, Trump Said ‘That’s the End of the Issue’
Jake Tapper confronted Chris Christie on CNN this morning over Donald Trump‘s temperament and birtherism, which led to a pretty remarkable claim from Christie.
Tapper first asked Christie about Trump being very quick last night to declare the explosion in New York a bomb before authorities could look for themselves. Christie said it was perfectly appropriate.
Tapper then brought up Trump’s tweets attacking Colin Powell and Robert Gates before asking, “Would you tolerate that kind of behavior in a staffer or one of your children?”
Christie called that a “completely ridiculous analogy” and said Trump shouldn’t be restrained from responding to people who have attacked him “in very, very aggressive language.”
And then there was birtherism, and Tapper asked Christie about Trump keeping it alive for so long. Christie claimed that Trump dropped it after President Obama released his birth certificate.
Christie objected to the idea that Trump has talked about birtherism a lot, saying, “It’s not like he was talking about it on a regular basis.” He was, and Tapper called Christie out on that answer:
Christie: “It’s just not true that he kept if up for five years.”
Tapper: “Sure he did.”
Christie: “It’s just not true.”
Tapper: “It is true.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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