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Chris Christie Booed Mercilessly At American Pharoah's Latest Victory

60,983 people booed Gov. Chris Christie as he presented a trophy to American Pharoah in the winner's circle.
Chris Christie Booed Mercilessly At American Pharoah's Latest Victory

Apparently NJ Gov. Chris Christie isn't as popular in his home state as he's trying to make you believe.

OCEANPORT — It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah's latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner's Circle to present the trophy.

And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed.

Long.

Loud.

Sustained.

Maybe he should have hung around Bill Murray.

The cheering resumed as trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat addressed the crowd and talking about their famous horse. Then Christie's name was mentioned again, and the booing started anew.

So not even the popular Triple Crown winner, which went off as such a heavy favorite that a $2 bet won 20 cents, could improve the popularity of the Republican presidential candidate in his home state.

Not a good sign a few days before the first GOP presidential debate.


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