|Chris Christie at Politicon|
The convention started off with Christie in a Q & A with Elsie Jordan, MSNBC/NBC news analyst, asking the questions.
When asked about the disappearance of the Saudi Jamal bin Salman, Christie gave the colorful response, "You are not supposed to walk into any building and not walk out."
And then went onto say that in the middle east "Our guiding star is Israel" and that the first consideration for the United States in the region must be to protect Israel.
I caught up with him after the Q&A and asked him why he said what he said about Israel.
He said that Israel was the only democracy in the region and also that the United States had a "special relationship" with Israel.
I followed up with this question:
So you reject George Washington's advice in his farewell address to not meddle in the affairs of other countries?He looked directly at me and replied:
I don't think that applies to the Israeli situation.-RW