Trump called hospitalized Chris Christie worried he'd be blamed for his Covid infection: new book
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As part of her interview with Chris Christie, the New York Times' Maggie Haberman reports that the former New Jersey governor wrote in his new book that he did receive a phone call from Donald Trump when he was hospitalized with Covid-19 in October of 2020.

It was not primarily to check on his health.

Over a year ago, Christie tweeted, "In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon. While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure."

According to ABC 12, Christie later revealed "he tested positive a day after President Donald Trump's own diagnosis. He was with the president for debate prep in Cleveland on Tuesday and at the Rose Garden event where Trump named Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his pick for the Supreme Court on Sept. 26."

According to Haberman, Christie went further in-depth in his book about his interactions with Trump after his hospitalization.

"Mr. Christie reveals how worried he and others were for his survival when he became infected with the coronavirus after being at the White House around the same time that Mr. Trump and several other aides contracted Covid-19. Mr. Christie writes that his priest arrived in the hospital and rubbed oils on his forehead in the sign of the cross, praying over him," she wrote.

Quoting from the book, she added, "He got a call from a hospitalized Mr. Trump, who had one main concern: 'Are you gonna say you got it from me?' Mr. Trump asked him."

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