Fox Business host Lou Dobbs says Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew exactly what he was doing when he “literally slobbered over” President Barack Obama in appreciation for the federal response to Hurricane Sandy.
Fox News host Megyn Kelly told Dobbs on Tuesday that Christie had put himself in “peril” by praising the president — even though the governor clarified on Sunday that while Obama “earned” his thanks, he was still voting for Mitt Romney.
“I would like to correct Gov. Christie,” Dobbs said. “He did not simply say thank you. He literally slobbered over the president with his expressions, the effusiveness.”
“This is not a foolish or dumb man. He had to know what he was doing. He did not simply extend a hand. He embraced this president without — at least this president — physically, empirically, obviously doing anything.”
“This is a response and relief effort that is woefully inadequate,” the Fox Business host continued, comparing the most recent storm to the bungled Hurricane Katrina recovery. “We’ve got a president who is not responding to the emergency. He is campaigning.”
Kelly asked Dobbs to speculate about why Christie was “fawning” over the president with only days to go before the election.
“I think that because people may not always be cognizant of this around the country but New Jersey is a blue state,” Dobbs explained. “And Gov. Christie is a Republican governor and cold political calculation, I am sure was part of that. The other part is he had been working for probably 48 hours at that point. He’s tired, he’s exhausted and made, perhaps, a miscalculation, both as a governor and politically.”
Watch this video from Fox News’ America Live via Media Matters, broadcast Nov. 5, 2012.
Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019