The New York Post reports:
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) July 10, 2017
Chris Christie may not have gotten any sunon Monday, but some callers did try to burn him.
A week after the New Jersey governor’s infamous trip to a beach that was closed to the public amid a government shutdown, the brash bigmouth sat in Mike Francesa’s seat at WFAN to audition for the role — and open himself up to critics.
The governor, whose approval rating sits at 15 percent, tried to talk New York sports, but Mike from Montclair wasn’t interested.
“Governor, next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat ass in a car and go to one that’s open to all your constituents,” the caller said before Christie could get a word in.
“Hey,” Christie tried to interrupt, speaking in a what-about-the-children tone. The Republican then attempted to bite back.
“Interesting, Mike,” Christie said, as captured by Sports Funhouse. “You know Mike, I love getting calls from communists in Montclair.”
Christie did not try to defend his holiday beach day, a trip whose existence he had denied before the Star-Ledger published photos as evidence. Instead, Christie, who reportedly used “bitching” earlier in the show, grasped his pearls at the language used.
“You’re a bully. And I don’t like bullies,” Mike said.
“Listen, I’m not the guy who came on the air, swore on the air … You’re swearing on the air, Mike. You’re a bum,” Christie shot back.
After talking over each other unintelligibly for a while — great sports-talk radio — Christie felt proud of shutting someone down.