President Trump’s decision to part ways with Chris Christie apparently came after the New Jersey Governor offered Trump his phone to speak with Obama after his election night victory.
According to a new tell-all book by Joshua Green,
“Chris Christie fell completely out of Donald Trump’s favor when the New Jersey governor arranged to have President Obama call Christie’s cellphone to congratulate Trump on election night, according to a just-released book about Trump, Steve Bannon, and the campaign. ‘Hey, Chris, you know my fucking phone number, just give it to the president. I don’t want your fucking phone.’ Trump, a germaphobe, was reportedly disgusted by the prospect of having Christie’s phone near his face. The interaction was, according to Green’s book, a critical error for Christie, a former Trump insider who was subsequently fired from his role as transition chief and received no role in the administration.”
This was the last straw for Trump on Christie, who was already drowning in Bridgegate scandals.