Bannon: Christie lost cabinet spot after ‘Access Hollywood’ tape release – The Hill

Former White House chief strategist says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) wasn’t considered for a cabinet position in President Trump’s administration because he failed to offer support after the infamous and explosive release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape.

“Christie, because of Billy Bush weekend, was not looked at for a cabinet position,” Bannon said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Thursday.

Host Charlie Rose responded: “He wasn’t there for you on Billy Bush weekend, therefore he doesn’t get a cabinet position.”

Bannon continued, “I told him the plane leaves at 11-o-clock in the morning. If you make the plane, you make the team. He didn’t make the plane.”

Bannon and Rose were referring to the lewd tape, obtained by The Washington Post in early October of 2016, that shows Trump talking about trying — and failing — to have sex with an unnamed woman.


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