Chris Christie says Michael Flynn ‘never belongs anywhere near the White House’

Chris Christie says Michael Flynn 'never belongs anywhere near the White House'

New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined a Sunday edition of The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer, where he responded to reports that President Trump floated the idea of imposing martial law and overturning the election at a White House meeting on Friday. Trump’s embattled former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was reportedly at the meeting along with his lawyer Sidney Powell, has been touting the imposition of martial law for weeks.

“This is why someone like Michael Flynn never belongs anywhere near the White House, let alone inside the Oval Office,” Christie said. “And his lawyer Sidney Powell.”

Christie has been warning Trump about Flynn for years, and he reiterated that point on Sunday.

“I’ve been talking about this since the transition in 2016, how dangerous I thought General Flynn was,” Christie said. “I sat with him in security briefings with the then-candidate Donald Trump, and then with President Donald Trump, and I will tell you that he is not fit to be giving advice to anyone.”

Trump denied raising the idea of imposing martial law, calling it “Fake News” in a tweet. Christie advised the president that to avoid similar reporting in the future, he should no longer welcome Flynn or Powell to the White House.

“I think the best advice I could give the president is, keep Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell out of the Oval Office,” Christie said. “And then those really bad ideas will stay out of the Oval Office as well.”

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Future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden joined President-elect Joe Biden on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday night where she responded to the recent attacks on her use of the title ‘Doctor.” The attacks on Dr. Biden, who has a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate from the University of Delaware, began with a Wall Street Journal op-ed last Friday. Fox News host Tucker Carlson joined in on Monday when he compared Dr. Biden to Dr. Pepper, and on Wednesday when he ripped her dissertation and called her illiterate. “That was such a surprise,” Dr. Biden told Colbert, adding, “And, you know, it was really the tone of it that I think that—you know, he called me kiddo. One of the things I’m most proud of is my doctorate. I mean, I worked so hard for it.” Many people have come to the defense of Dr. Biden, like Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and former First Lady Michelle Obama, and for that, Dr. Biden is grateful. “But look at all the people who came out in support of me,” Dr. Biden said. “I mean, I am so grateful and I was—ya know, I was just overwhelmed by how gracious people were toward me.” While the attacks have been vicious and mean-spirited, Colbert gave Dr. Biden a different way of looking at them. “Do you think it might be a little bit of a compliment that people are trying to think of something to criticize you about?” Colbert asked. “And they were like, ‘Oh, what do we got? I got it!’” “Okay,” Dr. Biden answered, laughing, “I’ll take it that way.”

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