Gov. Chris Christie took a hard line against criticism from his former Trump campaign colleague, Steve Bannon, in an interview with Judy Woodruff on Monday. Bannon said in a Sunday interview on “60 Minutes” that Christie’s unwillingness to stand by then-candidate Trump after the revelations of the Access Hollywood tape damaged Christie’s position in the campaign, and that Bannon kept Christie’s name in a “little black book.”
“I was offered Cabinet positions by this president,” Christie told Woodruff.
“So I suspect this little black book that Mr. Bannon is talking about, the only one who read that black book was Mr. Bannon himself. I know that no one else cared about it. And now that he’s been fired, no one is going to really care about anything else Steve Bannon has to say.”
Christie also criticized Bannon for airing their disagreement in public.
“On that weekend, I spoke the truth directly to the President of the United States,” Christie said. “And I didn’t need to go on the air or do it publicly or to self-aggrandize myself now, as, you know, Mr. Bannon is doing by giving a “60 Minutes” interview. This, I suspect, is his last 15 minutes of fame. And that’s fine. I hope he enjoys it.”