Gov. Chris Christie called local New Jersey reporters “children” for writing about being barred from an off the record meeting Christie had with national reporters ahead of his state of the state address.
“Could you find a group of more self-consumed people, that on a day like that they’re writing about themselves? Do you think the public cares a whit whether they got into a private meeting? By the way the other private meetings they’ve had with me, which they’ve had within the last month, they didn’t report on that did they?” Christie said on the “Ask the Governor” radio program on NJ 101.5.” “They didn’t did they because that would be fair. And god knows we wouldn’t want to be that. So listen, if they want to act like children let them act like children. That’s the way it goes.”
Ahead of his State of the State address on Tuesday Christie held an off-the-record meeting with national media, including ABC, NBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press. But local media were not invited or even told of the meeting.
The State of the State address was seen by many as a clear pivot toward a possible 2016 campaign for president by focusing on national themes, like calling for an “American renewal.” Read more at POLITICO.