Chris Christie: No one was wearing masks in the room during Trump’s debate prep

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday said nobody in the room working with President Trump as he prepared to debate Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday was wearing a mask. 

“No one was wearing masks in the room during that time when we were prepping the president,” Christie said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “The group was about five or six people in total.”

Christie was a member of Trump’s debate prep team, which also included the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. 

Trump announced early Friday morning that he and first lady Melania Trump are in self-quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus. The president was tested after Hope Hicks, a close aide, tested positive herself after exhibiting symptoms. 

Hicks was on board Air Force One with President Trump and other top aides as they traveled to Tuesday’s debate and a campaign rally in Minnesota the next night. 

Christie said he is not showing any symptoms himself and plans to get tested again. 

“Hope seemed completely fine,” Christie said. “I didn’t see any symptoms from either of them.”

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