Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explains in his new book that Trump has surrounded himself with the wrong kind of people. He claims that this has led to many of the gaffes and mix-ups which he says has plagued his administration so far.
Christie's new book, Let Me Finish, isn't set to be released until January 29. Yet excerpts of the book have been released, excerpts detailing Christie's time inside Trump's inner-circle -- when he served as the head of the transition team during the campaign, according to reporting from Axios.
In the book, Christie explains that Trump was "urgently" seeking to find the "right people" to surround himself with in order to put "a solid picture in place." It didn't work out, according to Christie.
"Far too often, he's found himself saddled with the riffraff," Christie said, leaving no uncertainty as to how he felt about the staff that was picked after his departure.
Although he was selected by Trump to lead his transition team months before the election had commenced -- such an appointment isn't unheard of -- Christie was fired exactly one day after Trump won on election day of 2016.
Previous excerpts from Christie's book, released earlier this month, detail how he learned that Jared Kushner, Trump's adviser and son-in-law, had led efforts to have him ousted. Christie claims that the ouster was due to Christie's involvement in prosecuting Kushner's father for tax fraud in the 2000s, according to reporting from CNN.