Christie Gets an Earful During Radio Audition

He slammed 'Communist' constituent
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2017 2:57 AM CDT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried out for a new role in sports radio Monday—and got an earful from more than one person unhappy with the way he's doing his current job. Christie, who was filling in for New York radio legend Mike Francesa, was slammed by a caller identified as "Mike from Montclair" over his infamous beach visit earlier this month, NPR reports. "Next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat a-- in a car and go to one that's open to all your constituents," Mike said. "I love getting calls from Communists in Montclair," Christie said of the left-leaning town. After Mike called him a "bully," Christie told the caller he was a "bum" for swearing on the air.

Another caller from Montclair told Christie he was doing a "horrible job" as governor, reports. Later in the four-hour show on WFAN 660 AM, Christie joked about President Trump when co-host Evan Roberts told the governor his Twitter feed was boring compared to Trump's. "Is that what you really want to be my role model?" Christie asked. There was also plenty of sports talk, but although Christie definitely knows his sports, he was clearly at his most animated when talking about politics, notes Ben Strauss at Politico. Strauss gives Christie 6.5 out of 10 for the audition and predicts that his next job will be as a political talking head, not a sports radio host. (More Chris Christie stories.)

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