Christie drew back the curtain as to how close he was to Trump's friend, how bad he wanted the position, and the strange way he'd learned he was out.
Cristi writes that Trump first asked him "one day in May" when he was in his office in Trenton if he thinks he is his teammate. The answer was "yes," as Christie told Trump earlier in the campaign, that the only two jobs he was interested in were the Vice President and the Advocate General.
Christie writes, referring to the pile of inspection papers he completes when former PDP presidential candidate Mitt Romney sent him as a potential candidate.
Christie writes that he never thought Trump would take it. However, as the race approached the Republican National Convention when Trump announced that it had begun, Christie was among the top three.
The other two were Mike Pens and Newt Gingrich. the deputy chairman no longer felt like an exercise or some theoretical opportunity. He went so far as to tell Mary Pat to tell his kids, "This is a real opportunity now."
But, Christie continued, when Jared Kouchner and his wife Ivanka learned Trump "as if they were about to choose me" They flew to see Trump to try to dissuade him.
The day before Trump announced, Trump said to Christy in a telephone call, "I definitely make the decision today. You (and Mary Pat) are ready for this. These other people, I do not know them. You are my friends. I do not want to see my friends being hurt.
Was it promising? Yes. At that time, Christy wrote, and Pens came up to him.
But a few hours after that phone call, Christie wrote about this exchange: "I have a message from my US Navy soldiers that Mike Pens was flying to Teterboor, the airport airport in Bergen County, which manages a lot of private planes in the region, "he writes. "Now, that infuriated me."
Yes, Christie learned he would not be chosen by Trump from his own security detail. did not tell him directly that he had gone with Pens. In the exchange, Trump denied that he had made a choice. "Well, then explain why Mike Pens landed in Teterborough in half an hour," Christy said. "I do not have a (explosive) idea," Trump said, adding, "How do you know?" Christie replied, "I'm the governor of the country he's landing!"
Trump swore he did not land on Pens , the next day, Christie explained that Trump called him a few minutes before he heard that Pens would be his choice to tell him she would not be Christie. "" Of course, I'm disappointed, "I said," but these are your choices, not mine. "