Former New Jersey Governor Christie says he was wrong not to wear mask
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Governor of New Jersey, Christopher Christie, who has the coronavirus, stated that he is mistaken not to carry a mask at a function at the White House to brace for Democratic competitor Joe Biden, the Republican President Donald Trump.
Since checking COVID-19 favorably, Christi, who had been hospitalized a week later, told ABC TV that the virus "like a freight train" struck him since slight symptoms and he was "painted and tormented."
A patient with asthma, Christie said that as one of Trump's inner circle of advisors, he was incorrect to let his guard go and advised Americans to use masks to treat the virus danger seriously.
"It's been an error," said Christie on Good Morning America of ABC.
"I have been led to assume that anyone with whom I communicated was screened at the White House and provided a falsely secure feeling to you."
Since he and the first lady Melania Trump checked favorably, Trump spent three nights in the military hospital.
Christie said the White House would not monitor his situation, but after checking in to the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, his local health officials contacted him to do the monitoring procedure.
Christie is one of the Trump supporters, who struggled as a Republican presidential nominee in 2016, in recent weeks with the infection.
The same remarks were made by Christie on Thursday regarding masks, and Trump, who shunned most masks, replied.
"Yeah, I mean he's got ta tell it," Trump said on Thursday evening to an NBC town hall broadcast.
"I think it's nice, he's a buddy of mine, he's a decent fellow, because you have to realize that you can't get stuck somewhere in a space over the next years as President and then sit and don't do something."
Since he was cared with Eli Lilly's pioneering antibody therapy and opioid remedies, Christie said he felt 'much stronger.'
He encouraged Trump and government figures to be 'affirmative' in masks across the continuum.
"We have to suggest to people that you have no drawback of masks and that in reality a lot of upside down will happen," Christie said.
(Maria Caspani 's article in New York; Doina Chiacu 's additional article in Washington; Howard Goller 's report)