Christie rips media for focus on supposed rebuke of Trump instead of McCain’s life

Christie rips media for focus on supposed rebuke of Trump instead of McCain’s life
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) ripped the media Sunday morning for focusing on the supposed rebuke of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE at the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Video depicting Trump killing media, critics draws backlash Backlash erupts at video depicting Trump killing media, critics Cindy McCain condemns video of fake Trump shooting political opponents, late husband MORE’s (R-Ariz.) funeral, rather than celebrating the senator’s life.

“This is part of the problem with Washington, D.C. It’s the commentary that we’ve been hearing for the last 24 hours or so, since then, is all about the rebuke, supposedly of President Trump, rather than the life of John McCain,” Christie told ABC’s “This Week.”

“And the fact is that there were extraordinary tributes yesterday that we didn’t hear any clips of, before we all started speaking here,” Christie continued.

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“Extraordinary things that were said, by President Bush ... by President Obama, by Joe Lieberman who didn’t rebuke President Trump at all yesterday in his remarks and focused on his friend John McCain and the extraordinary man that he was, the extraordinary sense of humor he had, and his toughness and his temper.”

“And I can tell you as a friend of John McCain's, this was a guy when he was your friend, he was your friend,” Christie added.

Christie spoke about the potency of McCain's friendship last Sunday, repeating how the senator supported and defended him through the Bridgegate scandal.

McCain’s funeral took place Saturday and featured a variety of speakers and guests, but not Trump, who had feuded with McCain frequently.

Both former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush spoke at the ceremony, honoring the life and legacy of the senator.