[Donald Trump] You have blood on your hands. You're a complete failure. All these people have died from the virus. And it's your fault. — ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
[Donald Trump] You have blood on your hands. You're a complete failure. All these people have died from the virus. And it's your fault. — ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Trump blamed getting COVID on Chris Christie and 'tried to duck' from his 'spittle' during debate prep, book says
  • Trump was "convinced" that Chris Christie gave him COVID-19, according to a new book.
  • Trump had "seen the spittle" come out of Christie's mouth and "tried to duck from the droplets."
  • It's unclear how Trump contracted the disease.
Shortly before Trump announced he tested positive coronavirus on October 2, he worked with Christie to prepare for the September 29 presidential debate against Joe Biden.

Trump, a self-described germaphobe, had "seen the spittle" come out of Christie's mouth and "tried to duck from the droplets" as they sat across from each other at practice debate sessions, Wolff wrote in his book, "Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency."

Trump later blamed his exposure to COVID-19 on Christie, who tested positive around the same time as him and battled the virus for a week in the ICU.

It's unclear exactly how the virus spread to Trump. But he was furious with Christie following a final debate session in which Christie had assumed the role of Biden and attacked Trump, according to the book.

"You have blood on your hands," Christie reportedly told Trump. "You're a complete failure. All these people have died from the virus. And it's your fault."

... Christie told the New York Times last October that he was "wrong" to have trusted the White House grounds was a "safe zone" and that he should have worn a mask.
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