New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) confronted an angry constituent Monday on popular sports radio station WFAN-AM in New York.
Christie, who was reportedly auditioning for a major radio hosting gig with New York's biggest sports-talk station, sat in Monday on the first of a two-day audition, according to a spokesperson at WFAN. While taking calls, Christie was confronted with an angry caller named "Mike," who criticized the governor for his recent beach trip after state beaches were closed because of a government shutdown.
"Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat a** in a car and go to one that’s open to all your constituents,” the caller told him. “Not just you and yours.”
"Interesting, Mike. You know, Mike. I love getting calls from communists in Montclair," Christie responded.
"Communists in Montclair?" the caller responded. "You're a bully, governor, and I don't like bullies."
"Mike, I'm not the guy who came on the air, swore on the air. ... You know you're swearing on the air, Mike, you're a bum," Christie told him, adding after the caller accused him of bad optics, "I'd love to come look at your optics every day, buddy."
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A recent Monmouth University poll showed Christie's approval rating around 15 percent, an all-time low for the governor that makes him one of the least popular governors in the history of the United States.