New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a GOP darling known for his gruff and confrontational handling of constituents and journalists, lost his cool again during a press conference this weekend.
Meeting with reporters to discuss a water-main collapse at a water treatment plant in Monmouth County, Christie asked reporters to keep their questions “on topic.” So he was not happy when a journalist asked whether the Governor, who is in a budget battle with state lawmakers, would be “addressing the state legislature,” Monday.
“Did I say on topic? Are you stupid?” Christie berated a reporter who strayed from the topic of the news conference. “On topic, on topic. Next question.”
Christie closed the conference with another reference to the reporter: “Thank you all very much, and I’m sorry for the idiot over there. Take care,” Christie said.
Watch the entire clip below, courtesy of ABC News:
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