“Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s physical appearance is an issue only because it’s “extreme.” In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, amid Palin’s comments over the existence of sexism towards women in American politics, Tapper pointed out that Christie’s appearance is also regularly scrutinized, after which Palin argued that he’s a special case. “[I]t’s been extreme, so it’s hard for some people not to comment on it,” Palin said.
“Palin also discussed Pope Francis in her interview with Tapper, voicing concern over his more “liberal” statements. “He’s had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me,” Palin said. “Unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media.”
After Palin’s interview, Newslo reached out to Governor Christie and asked him to comment on his fellow party colleague. Unexpectedly, after he dismissed her comments on his appearance, he agreed with her statement on Pope Francis. He added: “She’s right about him, something is off in that movie and has been for a while now.”
“I think his position and alleged power are have really gotten to him,” Christie told Newslo of the Pope. “I know that he is the head of the Roman-Catholic church and millions of believers around the world, but that’s my point – shouldn’t a man in his position be more careful of what he says and the comments he makes instead of the opposite? I mean, one look at what he’s said in the past few weeks and months and one gets the impression that he’s just a regular Joe who’s got a thing for climate changes and politics.”
The governor of New Jersey also added: “If I didn’t know any better, if I didn’t know who he is, I’d just think he’s another liberal with a sharp tongue who’s itching to get some rhetoric out there. No, seriously, that’s the image one gets when listening to him speak.”
“To be honest, I’m surprised they elected him as Pope. I think he’s actually an atheist or something who’s playing the lot of ‘em, and us along with them. There’s no way he believes in Christ with that kind of attitude. He’s just pretending to be one so they’d let him continue calling the shots in the Vatican. But I can see him for who he really is – an imposter and a liar,” Christie concluded.