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Christie slams Bannon’s CBS interview as ‘15 minutes of fame'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed Steve Bannon, the ex-White House chief strategist, Monday saying “no one is going to really care” about what he has to say after leaving the Trump administration.

Christie said in a PBS Newshour interview that Bannon was living up his “last 15 minutes of fame” when his CBS “60 Minutes” interview aired Sunday.

“Now that he’s been fired, no one is going to really care about anything else Steve Bannon has to say,” the Republican governor said.

His comments were in response to Bannon telling CBS’s Charlie Rose that Christie wasn’t offered a Cabinet position because he didn’t support President Trump during the Access Hollywood tape fiasco during the 2016 election.

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“I told him the plane leaves at 11 o’clock in the morning. If you’re on the plane, you’re on the team” the Breitbart News executive told Rose. “He didn’t make the plane.”

White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and current Breitbart executive ended his tenure with the Trump administration in August.

White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and current Breitbart executive ended his tenure with the Trump administration in August.

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Christie told PBS that conversation between him and Bannon never happened. Instead, he was prepping for Trump’s debates that weekend, he said, adding that the President indeed offered him a Cabinet spot, but declined the offer.

Mike DuHaime, the governor’s spokesman, told the Independent Journal Review that Bannon’s claims were not true.

“Gov. Christie was offered more than a half-dozen different cabinet positions, ambassadorships and senior White House positions,” DuHaime said. “He turned them all down because he wanted to serve out his term as governor.”

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