New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied a comment from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who criticized Christie’s commitment to President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, saying a situation Bannon described during a “60 minutes” interview, “never happened.”
During the interview that aired Sunday, Bannon told a story about telling Christie, “‘The plane leaves at 11:00 in the morning. If you’re on the plane, you’re on the team.’ Didn’t make the plane.”
“That conversation that Mr. Bannon references in his interview never happened,” Christie said on PBS NewsHour.
Bannon’s comments were referencing a period of time shortly after the infamous Access Hollywood tape surfaced.
“Never had any conversations with him, I didn’t need to convey those kind of feelings to staffers. I was speaking to the principal, to the man who is now the president of the United States,” Christie said. “I was there the whole Billy Bush weekend, I was there during debate prep — leading debate prep for the second debate — both on Friday and on Saturday.”
“I was offered Cabinet positions that I turned down.” Christie Added.