The governor did not just make an off-the-cuff remark thanking the federal government for the focus on his state in this time of crisis – the governor has been downright effusive about Obama’s focus on it.
In a trio of tweets over the past 24 hours, Christie expressed: 1. Confidence in the president; 2. Thanked the president personally; 3. Praised the president for his leadership.
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) I have confidence that we will have support from the President and federal authorities. #Sandy October 30 at 4:27am
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) I want to thank the President personally for all his assistance as w recover from the storm. October 30 at 1:28am
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) President Obama then said if I needed anything to call him directly. I appreciated that leadership and I will if/when we do. October 29 at 11:54am
In several interviews, Christie echoed his praise. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “It’s been very good working with the president.” On NBC: “I was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president personally. He has expedited the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area.” To Politico: “The president has been all over this and he deserves great credit.”