After slamming President Trump's "revolving door" of "amateurs, grifters," and "felons" last year, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly back visiting the White House.
The former New Jersey governor competed against Trump for the 2016 Republican nomination and was later ousted from Trump's transition team. Last year, he released a book in which he wrote that Trump surrounds himself with "a revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons."
Christie also revealed that he turned down offers to join the administration no fewer than seven times, and he suggested in an interview that some in Trump's inner circle were "lying" about Russia because "bad people and stupid people lie for no reason."
Despite his harsh words, the former governor in December launched a pro-Trump advocacy group, saying there has been "a lack of attention on the positive things the administration has done for the country." As Politico reports, the Trump administration has been preparing a "made-for-TV" defense of Trump ahead of the trial, and Trump is closely monitoring the image his defense portrays as he seeks "to get his side of the story told."
The specific reason for Christie's West Wing visit isn't clear, but when he launched his pro-Trump group, he said he's "always tried to get the other part of the story out there to the people."
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