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Even In His Own Memoir 'Let Me Finish,' Chris Christie Gets Upstaged By Trump

In his book, he says the transition team head is "the second biggest job in American politics" — and it is clear he took it on like he would have the top job, as if the shiny new presidency were his.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at The Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., on April 28, 2018. Source: NurPhoto via Getty Images

If you've been missing the force of Chris Christie's personality since he returned to private life last year, you can now get your fix at full blast from Christie's autobiography, Let Me Finish.

But if you are looking for introspection or deep thoughts, look elsewhere. This is a big, loud book by a man with a full head of steam, stories to tell, and scores to settle.

The 400-page tome's subtitle lays out the agenda: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.

You can expect an earful about all the above, but Christie's main beef is with Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump. Christie blames the young Kushner for ousting him from Trump's inner circle. He specifically means his removal as chairman of the transition team managing the move from campaign mode to governing, which we are told explains pretty much everything that's gone awry since.

Christie is still in the first seven pages of his introduction when he pounces on "the kid" (as he says the now former

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