Chris Christie joked Thursday morning, “I’m ratings magic.”
Christie who only got seven minutes of speaking time during Wednesday night’s CNN debate, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that there’s “no whining and moaning in this camp. You don’t win in politics by whining and moaning and complaining and interrupting.”
Even Mika Brzezinski had praise for Christie explaining he “did great last night.”
Joe Scarborough: So Chris Christie, no complaints about the debate format. You think you got enough time?
Chris Christie: Joe, no whining and moaning in this camp. You don’t win in politics by whining and moaning and complaining and interrupting. You know, I did the best I could last night with the time they gave me. I think we used, we made great use of the seven minutes and I hope I get more of it. I hope the folks who watch this night are going to communicate to folks at CNBC in October that they want to hear more from me. Because you know I’m ratings magic, Joe, ratings magic.
Mika Brzezinski: You know, I thought you did great last night. I’m getting killed by my Democratic friends. They’re like, “You’re for Carly, you’re for Chris Christie.” I’m just talking about the debate performance. I don’t agree with a word they say but I have to say you were great.
Scarborough: And you’re ratings gold baby. Your kind of like, you know what you remind me of all wrapped up in one? You’re like Redford and Streisand in 1974, 75, that era. It’s just pure magic.
Christie: Joe, are you trying to get me to start singing “The Way We Were?”
Scarborough: Could you please, just a few bars, memories? Go ahead.
Christie: I can hear it in my head but if I start singing 4:30 a.m. Pacific Time, we’re going to run people off the show. And I want to continue being ratings magic. I don’t want to hurt—and Mika, what a wonderfully objective and smart evaluation of the debate. Bless you, bless you.
Brzezinski: Governor Chris Christie just to save your campaign, I’ll say I don’t agree with a word you say. Thank you.