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Christie: 'Fun' In the Oval Office With Obama

Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 10:12 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s Oval Office meeting with President Obama to discuss aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy was “ a lot of fun,” according to the Garden State Republican, and reported by Politico.

“I won’t talk about how the conversation went, that’s between me and the president,” Christie said at a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce dinner in Washington on Thursday night. “But someday, I’ll let you all know, it was a lot of fun.”

Three days before Obama sent his proposal for Sandy aid to Congress, Christie said he met with Obama in the Oval Office for 30 minutes, on behalf of both New Jersey and New York. The Governor had to work to get the amount he wanted. He even had to haggle.

“I was pushing hard for a particular number and president was working hard not to give me a number,” Christie said. “I finally was walking out the door of the Oval Office and I grabbed his arm and I said, and I won’t say what the number was, but I said, Mr. President, ‘You give me this number today and you’ve got a deal.’ He said to me, ‘That’s a lot of money governor, that’s a lot of money.’”

Then Christie sweetened the deal by taking a light-hearted jab at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“And I said, ‘Yeah, but you’ve got a deal and if you do it with me today, I’ve got Cuomo’s proxy you’ll never have to deal with him again,” Christie continued. “That made the offer even more tempting.”

Christie had high praise for the congressional delegation from New Jersey. He did, however, take a few jabs at Congress. He said as he was calling to lobby for aid, many members told him they thought the severity of Sandy wasn’t as bad as that of Hurricane Katrina.

“In some ways, I thought I we were being penalized for our competence,” he said.





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