Chris Christie sighting: Gov. was at Mets spring training game
Gov. Chris Christie was spotted in Florida again — this time at a Mets pre-season game.
The governor was at the Mets-Yankees spring training game in the owners box at Tradition Field with Fred Wilpon on Wednesday at the Mets spring training facility in Port St. Lucie.
The facility is located 45 minutes north of Trump International Golf Club, where Donald Trump called out for Christie from the podium during a press conference to claim victory in Tuesday's presidential primaries.
“Chris Christie’s here someplace. The governor of New Jersey. Great prosecutor. I watched what he did to Marco (Rubio). Where’s Chris? He’s around here someplace,” Trump said. “When he came and called and he said I’ve seen this. It’s an amazing thing. It’s a movement.”
The governor is on a vacation with his wife Mary Pat to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Spokesman Kevin Roberts told NorthJersey.com in an email after Trump's comments Christie was "vacationing with his wife and daughter in Florida, but he is not at the speech."
It's the third year in a row that Christie, a former high school catcher, has attended a Mets spring training game. He was also a guest of Wilpon during a World Series game at Citi Field last fall.
He continues his vacation as talks between NJ Transit and its unionized workers continue, in hopes of averting a catastrophic strike.