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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Chris Christie slams President Obama
Christie slammed the president at a town hall meeting on Friday. | AP Photos
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
So much for the Chris Christie-President Obama bromance.
The New Jersey governor, distrusted by conservatives after his hug of Obama following Hurricane Sandy, slammed the president at a town hall meeting on Friday as “more concerned about being right than he is concerned about getting things done.”
He also repeatedly described himself as a “conservative” leader.
The moment, which the Democratic Governors Association gleefully emailed around, was written up by the Newark Star-Ledger.
The episode illustrates the delicate dance Christie faces as he tries to rack up a wide reelection margin in Democratic-tilting New Jersey, without further inflaming conservatives in key presidential primary states.