Chris Christie Whines About Rachel Maddow Covering 'Bridgegate'

During this morning's "Morning Joe" 10-year anniversary show, Joe Scarborough sat mute while Chris Christie whined. You know, because Rachel Maddow was so mean to him by reporting on the Bridgegate scandal.

The lowest polling governor in America was telling the Morning Joe crew how awesome it was that he had a 61% approval rating as a Republican in New Jersey after winning reelection.

Now he stands at around 15% and spit in the faces of his constituents again by using a beach that was closed during a state wide government shutdown for his family's pleasure.

Scarborough then asked, "So what happened?"

Gov. Christie said he used his political capital to do unpopular things which dropped him and then he eluded to other forces working against him.

Christie, "And then some other things happened that people who -- "

Scarborough said, "Did you ever expect 'that bridge story' when it first hit to expand the way it did?"

The bridge story, Joe? That's what it's called now? The f*cking bridge story?

It was a plot carried out by Christie's top people to punish his political rivals for not supporting him by closing down the George Washington Bridge.

Christie, using a jovial facade replied, "No, I can't thank your network enough for that, too."

Laughter from the gallery and the panel. What a hoot.

"Your network made a cottage industry for about three months on that. My secretary, 'Rachel Maddow, an hour special on the secretary to Gov. Christie.'"

You'd think Scarborough and Mika would stick up for their colleague at MSNBC, especially since it's clear she is forbidden from mentioning your months of Trump romancing, but you'd be wrong.

Scarborough replied, "Can I just say, our prime time thanks you as well."

Christie replied, "I'm sure they did. We put them on the map, but no, I didn't expect -- "

Mika's contribution was to say, " This is a little awkward."

Then Christie told what many might construe as a bald-faced lie.


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"It's not awkward, because I knew then, and I know now that I didn't do anything wrong, and all that came out in the long run, and all the people yelling and screaming at the time that I did something wrong, I knew they were wrong - so you have to wait history out and that's what I did," Gov. Christie said.

Everyone in the political world who is being honest does not believe that at all. His people, would never condone an action so severe without telling their boss and getting his approval.

"Bridgegate" was one big nothing-burger according to Christie, even though two of his top lieutenants were convicted.

Bill Baroni was sentenced to two years in prison and Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff in Christie's office, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Mika then changed the subject to Christie's unwavering support for President Trump.

The Morning Joe crew didn't say a peep in defense of Rachel Maddow or their network for rightly covering a scandal where the governor of the state punished certain citizens of New Jersey for Christie's own political purposes.

Rachel Maddow has the number one prime time cable news show in America.

It's time for some traffic problems at Morning Joe.

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