The Sunday network news shows are a haven for the remaining Trump sycophants and surrogates. Once a week, in the interest of pretending to care about showing “both sides” of the issues, you can bet your mimosa that one of them is bound to say something outlandish, usually delivered with the straight-faced obtuseness of the privileged who don’t ever think about what they say because they’re not used to being challenged over it.
This week’s not-so-shining example is Chris Christie, the former Governor of (my home state) New Jersey, who loyally played Otis to Trump’s Lex Luthor even after Trump denied him any of the important Cabinet jobs he’d dangled like a carrot all through 2016. Christie was a guest on “This Week with George Stephanopolous”, where the topic was, of all things, infrastructure and President Joe Biden’s plans to rebuild America’s broken roads and rails. Last week Christie called President Biden “a liar and a hypocrite” over his comments about the Georgia election law, and this Sunday he said, “I said last week the President’s not telling the truth, and he’s not telling the truth about the infrastructure package.”
Uh, okay Governor BridgeGate, let’s talk about a President not telling the truth, shall we? I mean, do you REALLY want to go to there, when you never got your own Otisburg?
Christie: "If Donald Trump and called a dog a cat… we would be outraged." pic.twitter.com/7Yy4P96Jkh
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 11, 2021
When you’ve been compromised by the lyingest liar in the history of lying, it’s hard to acknowledge when a President isn’t lying. And when you’ve been the center of one of the biggest infrastructure scandals in history and then you follow it up by parking yourself on a beach you closed to the public, you really need to stfu and just get yourself another soft pretzel, OTIS.
Twitter had plenty to say about this one.
I can hardly stomach the repugnant spew of Republican Chris Christie. Why does ABC continue to allow him on their network?
— Stella Parton (@StellaParton) April 11, 2021
Buckle up, because this Jersey mom has a few words for you and your BS tweet calling for President Biden to “level” with the American people.
You were one of the top toadies for the former guy.
He lied about EVERYTHING.
From his taxes, to Russia, to Covid.
AND YOU SAID NOTHING. pic.twitter.com/BUiKg3RvtI
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 11, 2021
Every interview with Chris Christie whould begin with, "Why should anyone listen to you? Name one thing you've done to improve anyone's life." And it should be followed up with, "..And whose life did that improve?"
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) April 11, 2021
I don’t think anyone cares what Chris Christie has to say about anything.
— Bryce Tache (@brycetache) April 11, 2021