One year after losing his bid to represent the Republican party in the 2016 Presidential election, and months after Donald Trump stiffed him on a position in his Cabinet, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie began trying his hand at sports radio this week. WFAN has reportedly been considering Christie as a replacement for the retiring Mike Francesa since February, and he got his shot to show the network what he could do as a fill in alongside Evan Roberts on Monday afternoon, July 10. But it didn't go so well for the beleaguered politician, as it became clear that he will only be followed by his history of scandals while legislating over the Garden State, when one caller dialed in to tell Christie off about his latest controversy.
"Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat a** in a car and drive to one that is open to all of your constituents, and not just you," said 'Mike' from Montclair. Mike was making reference to photos that recently got out, showing Christie and his family spread out on the sands of an empty Island Beach State Park, which his office ordered shut, along with the state's other beaches during a budget driven government shut down over the Fourth of July weekend. "Beachgate," as the episode came to be called, was only the most recent of several scandals that have tarnished Christie's reputation with his Jersey constituents.
Christie's response to the caller didn't win him the favor of many who've since given their opinion on the confrontation either. "You know Mike, I love, I love getting calls from communists in Montclair," he'd fire back, before writing 'Mike' off as a "bum," and chastising Montclair for the left-leaning politics of its voters. It was a response that isn't likely to help boost his sinking popularity. The most recent Monmouth University Poll found that Christie's approval rating in the state is at a dismal 15%, with 80% of voters polled disapproving of the job he is doing.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS