While ordinary families couldn’t get to the beach during a government shutdown, he and his family were pictured lounging on an empty beach on Sunday morning. Thanks to some creative Twitter users, Christie was photoshopped into everything from the famous beach scene in “From Here to Eternity” to the image of Kellyanne Conway sitting on a couch in the Oval Office.
Chris Christie: From Here to Eternity pic.twitter.com/Rxf6uZhjLW
— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) July 3, 2017
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) July 3, 2017
— darth:™ (@darth) July 3, 2017
On Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” Doc Thompson and the guys talked about some of the best memes that people made using the image of Christie and his family getting some sun in Island Beach State Park, which was closed Sunday due to a state government shutdown.
Local news was in the right place at the right time to grab the now-infamous photos. A New Jersey reporter managed to get the perfect shot of Christie on the beach from a rental plane. Photographer Andy Mills had a hunch that Christie would use some spare time on Sunday morning to enjoy some sun despite the government shutdown, so The Star-Ledger got into a plane to fly over state beaches in the hopes of spotting him, according to the New York Times.
Last month, a Quinnipiac University poll found that Christie was the least popular New Jersey governor in recorded history with an approval rating of just 15 percent. A Morning Consult poll in April found that Christie was the least popular governor in the country.