Gov. Chris Christie joined George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week and tried to make believe that the Bridgegate scandal never happened when he was asked about how Rand Paul and Donald Trump are using it against him.
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SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I think when we think about the judgment of someone who might want World War III, we might think about someone who might shut down a bridge because they don't like their friends.
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STEPHANOPOULOS: Donald Trump has been talking about this, as well. You think you're going to be able to deal with this issue if you start to do better here in New Hampshire?
CHRISTIE: I don't even know what the issue is. I mean there is no issue. And the fact is that that was, you know, commentary from a desperate candidate on the last legs of his campaign. He was flailing away at everybody on that stage. He reminded me of Bobby Jindal in the under card debate the last time when all he did was flail away at people and then a few days later, he dropped out. Maybe that's Rand Paul's fate.
Christie took the tact that he wouldn't even mention the word "bridgegate," in his response. It's a good strategy to use if the media is going to comply with the New Jersey governor's wishes and let him sweep it away like it never happened at all.
Stephanopoulos could have followed up by reminding Christie and America that there's a trial coming up on the Bridgegate scandal and if he's worried about it? And if Republicans (The establishment) supporting him for the presidency should also be worried about it since it's starting in April of 2016? That's the stretch run of the GOP presidential primaries.
Just a thought.