New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has had a rough couple of months. In November, two of Christie’s top aides were convicted on all charges related to the Fort Lee bridge scandal. From there, his approval rating tumbled to an astonishing low of 15 percent, the worst ever for a New Jersey Governor.
Of course, much of Christie’s low approval ratings are due to self-inflicted wounds. In the midst of New Jersey’s state budget battle, Christie was caught sunbathing on a beach that he closed to the public. The story soon went viral, ushering in yet another controversy for the embattled governor.
Sadly for Christie, his summer struggles didn’t end on that New Jersey beach. While attending a New York Mets baseball game, Christie snagged a foul ball with an impressive left-handed grab, only to get booed by the crowd.
From Bizpac Review:
Hence, the New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals baseball game Tuesday night, where of all places a foul ball finds Christie in the stands. Without missing a beat, or even getting up, Christie does a one-handed catch of the wayward ball before handing it off to a young fan.
Impressive? Hardly, according to boos from the crowd.
Worse yet, the TV announcer got in on the fun, taking a jab of his own at Christie:
Even the game announcer mocked Christie by bringing up the beach fiasco. “And a souvenir for Chris Christie. Are you kidding me?” the announcer says with apparent disbelief.
“Nice to see him get from the beach here to the ball park,” he added.
Reactions on Twitter were equally brutal:
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) July 19, 2017
Stunning how seemingly no quantity of public humiliation is enough to make me empathize with Chris Christie https://t.co/wNMxuPSb1j
— Mister Chievious (@cutasterfee) July 19, 2017
With Chris Christie at the #Mets game tonight was there any extra congestion on the Shea Bridge?
— Joe 'Baboots' Curci (@JoeCurciWOR) July 19, 2017
To Christie’s credit, he appears to hand off the souvenir to a kid a few rows behind him. However, that little act of kindness didn’t prevent the boo birds from pouring down on the governor. The kind gesture is also unlikely to help his dismal approval ratings. At least there’s nowhere to go but up!
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]