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Ex-Trump aide says he made up story about Christie fetching McDonald’s


A former aide to President Trump admitted in an interview published Friday to fabricating the story about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) being sent to pick up McDonald’s for then-candidate Trump.

The former aide, Sam Nunberg, told Politico that he made up the story to embarrass Christie.

“The sad reality is that it was believable,” Nunberg said.

{mosads}The fast-food story was first reported by The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, who wrote that a member of the Trump campaign reportedly sent a Snapchat video to a friend of Christie “fetching Trump’s McDonald’s order,” an account Christie’s office denied.

Trump is famously fond of McDonald’s, reportedly sending out a top aide for an order when the White House chefs couldn’t get his burger just right.

In 2016, he celebrated clinching the GOP nomination with a burger and fries from the fast-food giant.

Christie was a strong and early supporter of Trump during the campaign, but was ousted from the transition team, which he told Politico he suspected Jared Kushner orchestrated

Christie currently helms Trump’s opioid commission and will end his term as governor in January when Democrat Phil Murphy takes over.

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