2016 GOP presidential candidate, NJ Governor Chris Christie, called into Kilmeade & Friends to discuss Hillary Clinton being the one who started the rumors Pres. Obama is a Muslim back in 2008, General Petreaus apologizing for his affair with Paula Broadwell, why we need to be more involved in Syria, and Scott Walker leaving the presidential race.
On Hillary Clinton's campaign being the one who originally floated the rumor that President Obama may be a Muslim back in 2008.
"Hilary Clinton is that type of person so I am not the least bit surprised, nor was I at the time. That she would stoop to those kinds of levels in a campaign against Barack Obama or against anyone of us who tries to get in her way with her insatiable thirst for power, so I am not the least bit surprised about that. That's why I said on the stage Wednesday night our real opponent is not on the stage, our real opponent is in Chappaqua, NY. That's what I am going to remain focused on and that's what everyone in this race should remain focused on."
Governor Christie on Gen Petreaus apologizing today during his testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, for his affair with Paula Broadwell.
Is that sincere enough for you?
"I have great respect for General Petreaus and the service he has given and continues to give to our country. And I think people who sincerely apologize as he did deserve the forgiveness of the American people especially in light of all the extraordinary service he has given to our country. "
Do you feel the same way about Hilary Clinton apologizing for having a private server the way you feel about General Petreaus's apology?
"I don't know her and her service as well as I know the Generals. I'll just say this, the General gave a heartfelt apology this morning and as far as the other apology you discussed, I think a lot more questions have to be answered. "
Do you feel we can wait a year and a half until we have a new president to get more involved in Syria and do you agree with General Petreaus saying the situation in Syria is a "geopolitical Chernobyl"?
"I do and I will tell you this, I think it has gotten significantly worse in the last two weeks with the Russians moving to partner with Iran in Syria. This is the weakness and the timidity of this administration. He has allowed for the first time in over 40 years Russia to gain a foothold in the Middle East. It is unacceptable, it needs to be repelled and the president needs to get in the game and start to do his job because I don't think we can wait a year and a half but I feel we might have to."
Scott Walker leaves the race
Will you step aside the way Scott Walker wants novices to do in the race?
"No. but I respect Scott a great deal. As you know I campaigned for him personally in 2010, in 2012 during his recall. In 2014, I made 8 or 9 trips to Wisconsin over that period of time, just myself, and with the RGA (Republican Governors Association) invested over $20 million dollars in Scott's re-election in Wisconsin so I have a great deal of respect for Scott. I respect the decision he made yesterday but I am absolutely working hard to become the republican nominee for president and the 45th President of the United States."