Christie: ‘United is awful’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday that "everybody who flies" knows that United Airlines is "terrible."

United is dealing with a self-made controversy after a passenger, who had purchased a ticket and was in his seat, was forcibly removed by police from a Chicago-to-Louisville flight. 

Video of the incident has gone viral, leading to enormous criticism of United. 

Christie said people shouldn't have been surprised by what happened.

“Everybody who flies, everybody who flies commercially knows that United is awful,” he said Wednesday on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “They know that United is awful.

“What we saw the other night is, unfortunately, typical of the attitude of United Airlines,” the 2016 presidential candidate added.

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“They kicked this guy off, and the other three people, to make money, and that’s it. They’re doing it with the permission of the federal government.”

Christie urged the Trump administration to end the practice of overbooking used by airlines including United.

“Until you review how the airlines are really using this overbooking, suspend them, stop them from doing it,” he said.

United has lost $250 million in market capitalization since the outcry over the incident.

United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a second apology over the incident Tuesday, noting he continues to “be disturbed by what happened on this flight.”

“No one should ever be mistreated this way. I want you to know we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right.”