Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop doesn’t seem to be impressed by Gov. Chris Christie taking a week to firm up his stance denouncing fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s 9/11 remarks.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
This morning, Fulop tweeted a brief clip from ABC News where Christie doubled down on Trump’s controversial claims that “thousands” of people celebrated in Jersey City after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
In the clip published yesterday, Christie states “It didn’t happen and the fact is, people can say anything, but the facts are the facts, and that didn’t happen in New Jersey that day and hasn’t happened since,” per ABC News.
In his initial reaction to the situation, the governor said, in part, “I do not remember that. It’s not something that’s part of my recollection.”
Fulop appeared to find it strange that Christie spent a week “searching his memory.”
After Fulop went off on Trump over the situation, Trump and Fulop actually appear to be on the same page on this one, as the business tycoon said Christie’s initial reaction to the matter was “very weak” and now all of a sudden feels “a little bit emboldened.”
Trump also warned him to “be careful with what he says.”
Meanwhile, Fulop is a long rumored Democratic gubernatorial candidate for 2017, so it’s no surprise that he is willing to clash with Christie head-to-head on hot button issues (which is also nothing new).
WATCH: Chris Christie on Trump’s claim Muslims in New Jersey celebrated 9/11 attacks: “It didn’t happen.” https://t.co/hjwy8W3QG4
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