The Chris Christie DGAF Tour hit the Midwest this weekend, as the NJ Governor took in a game between the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers in Wisconsin on Sunday—and made sure he got up in the face of a Cubs fan who had been heckling him. The fan, Brad Joseph, told WISN, "First he told me, 'Why don't you have another beer?' which I thought was a decent come back, and I thought that was kind of funny. Then he started calling me a tough guy."
Here's the tail-end of the exchange, filmed by WISN reporter Ben Hutchison, who is related to Joseph.
— Ben Hutchison (@BennyHutch) July 30, 2017
When he initially was going up the stairs I yelled his name. He was already quite a bit past me, and 30 feet away I yelled his name and told him that he sucked. ... I called him a hypocrite because I thought it needed to be said. He then turned around and walked all the way back towards me and got up in my face for what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about 30 seconds or a minute.
"He was kind of kneeing me with his knee," Joseph recalled, and then Christie asked, "You wanna do something? You wanna start something?"
Christie was at the game because his son Andrew reportedly works for the Brewers' operations department. He did not catch any foul balls.
Joseph was unapologetic about bothering the beleaguered governor. "He is a public official and this is America and I think we have the right to say what you believe as long as it’s not crude or profane." Just the same way Christie is allowed to call an annoyed constituent from Montclair, NJ a "communist."