Chris Christie: Obama ‘Kept Every Promise’ on Sandy Aid

On the six-month anniversary of the superstorm, the GOP governor said that presidential politics were not at play when he and the president were touring the devastated areas. 

President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie tour neighborhoods hit by Superstorm Sandy. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday again praised President Barack Obama’s assistance to his home state after the devastating impact of Superstorm Sandy, the Associated Press reports.

Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program on the 6-month anniversary of the deadly storm, the Republican governor said presidential politics were the last thing on his mind as he toured storm-devastated areas with Obama last fall.

“The president has kept every promise he’s made,” said Christie, widely considered a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. “I think he’s done a good job. He kept his word.”

Christie’s warm embrace of Obama after the storm angered some Republicans, who said it helped tip a close presidential election to the Democrat and away from Mitt Romney, who Christie endorsed and for whom he campaigned last fall.

 Read more at the Associated Press.