Gov. Christie blasts ‘stupid’ reporter at press conference

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 2, 2012 16:55 EDT
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — a Republican known for not mincing his words — on Saturday ripped a reporter who asked him an off-topic question.

“Did I say on topic? Are you stupid? On topic, on topic. Next question,” Christie angrily said at a press conference.

The governor was at a water treatment plant in Monmouth County and had told reporters he would only answer questions about the facility.

“Next question?” Christie continued. “Good. Thank you all very much, and I’m sorry for the idiot over there. Take care.”

The governor often becomes abrasive when upset. In March, he called a former Navy SEAL an “idiot” for interrupting him. In February, he said billionaire investor Warren Buffet should just “shut up” about taxing the rich. He has also called Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle a jerk, said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora was a “numbnuts,” and described the state’s teachers union as “political thugs.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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