'I joke about Donald. But, I'm still really proud to have provided some help to his administration,' Christie said during a comedy speech at the Gridiron Club on Saturday, according to a recording obtained by Politico.
'I mean, I gave Donald Trump my undying loyalty, and as we learned this week, he definitely gave me COVID,' continued the former New Jersey governor who served as a top advisor to Trump.
The comments came after Christie revealed in his new book Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists, and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden that Trump urged him not to tell people he gave him coronavirus.
'Are you gonna say you got it from me?' Trump asked when calling Christie from Walter Reed Medical Center in October 2020.
Chris Christie joked at the Gridiron Dinner