Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped President Donald Trump prepare for the first presidential debate this week, said Friday that he would be retested for the coronavirus in the wake of the president’s announcement that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Christie told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos he was at the White House “off and on” between Saturday afternoon and Tuesday and was tested every day. The last test he took was on Tuesday morning, he said. That test was negative, he said.
“I feel fine, I don’t feel any symptoms at this time,” Christie said.
Asked whether the five or six people in the president’s immediate proximity were wearing masks and taking proper health precautions during the debate preparation, Christie said no.
“No, no one was wearing masks in the room when we were prepping the president during that period of time,” he said.
Christie added Trump displayed no symptoms nor did top aide Hope Hicks who also tested positive for the virus.
“Hope seemed completely fine as did the President,” Christie said.
The former governor, a longtime friend and ally of Trump’s did not say whether he attended a fundraiser Thursday with Trump at the president’s golf club in Bedminster.
In a tweet after the GMA interview, Christie said, “I want to thank all who have called and texted in the last few hours to check on my health. I feel fine and have no symptoms. I was last tested for COVID on Tuesday (it was neg) and was tested this morning. No results until tomorrow. I will let you know the results from here.”