Christie says DeSantis put 'politics ahead of his job' by not seeing Biden during hurricane visit
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had put politics ahead of his job by declining to meet with President Joe Biden during the Democrat's weekend visit to survey Hurricane Idalia's damage in DeSantis' state.
Your job as governor is to be the tour guide for the president, is to make sure the president sees your people, sees the damage, sees the suffering, whats going on and what needs to be done to rebuild it, Christie said about his rival for the 2024 nomination in a Fox News interview Tuesday.
Youre doing your job. And unfortunately, he put politics ahead of his job," Christie said. "That was his choice.
No one knows better than Christie how such a sticky political situation can create an enduring image. Photos of then New Jersey Gov. Christie giving a warm greeting to Democratic President Barack Obama during a visit after Superstorm Sandy in 2012 earned Christie scorn among national Republicans.