In his review of Chris Christie's new memoir, ‘Let Me Finish: Trump, The Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics,’ New York Times book critic Dwight Garner writes that “if you want to read an excellent book about Christie and about New Jersey politics, find a copy of Matt Katz’s 2016 biography, American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption.”
Katz, who covered former Gov. Christie for years and now reports on immigration and refugee resettlement for WNYC, also read Christie’s new book, and he spoke with Morning Edition host Richard Hake about what Christie’s trying to accomplish with ‘Let Me Finish,’ and where it does — and doesn’t — succeed.
I just finished reading ‘Let Me Finish’ by Chris Christie. I think ‘I Told You So, Idiots’ would have been a more apt title, but he didn't ask me for my suggestion... — Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) January 30, 2019
They discussed how Christie describes being closer to Trump than anyone else not in the Trump family. But he says he was denied a chance to be vice president or attorney general, and fired as the chairman of the Trump transition team, because Jared Kushner hates him. And the reason Jared hates him is very Jersey — Christie, back when he was U.S. Attorney, sent Jared’s father to prison for a range of crimes.
on WNYC News, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.