New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie excoriated CNBC for its debate questions on fantasy football gambling and climate change.
“We are talking about getting government involved in fantasy football? wait a second, we have $19 trillion in debt, people out of work, ISIS and al Qaeda attacking us and we’re talking about fantasy football? Can we stop?” Christie interrupted when CNBC moderator John Harwood asked Florida Gov. Jeb Bush his views on regulations on fantasy football. He added, “Let’s get the government to protect our people and support the American family. Enough on fantasy football. Let people play. Who cares? I want to go back to the issues.”
Harwood turned the questions over to Christie and asked the New Jersey governor about what to do about climate change since Christie claimed that it is “undeniable” it is happening.
Christie replied, “We don’t do what John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want to do, which their solution to everything. Put more taxes on it. Give more money to Washington D.C. and then they’ll fix it.”
He went on, “There is no evidence they can fix anything in Washington, D.C.”
“What should we do?” Harwood asked
“What we should do is invest in all types of energy, John.”
Harwood interrupted again, “You mean government?”
Christie responded, “No, John, Do you want me to answer or do you want to answer? Because I got to tell you the truth, even in New Jersey what you’re doing is called rude. So we laid out a national energy plan — I tell you, you could win a bet at a bar tonight since we’re talking about fantasy football, you talk about the top three states that produce solar energy are: California, Arizona, they’re easy but number three is New Jersey.”
“Why? We work with the private sector to make solar energy affordable to individuals in our state. We need to make sure we do everything we can for all kinds of energy,” he said.