LONG BRANCH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Bruce Springsteen has no problem with him blasting his music at events despite their political disagreements — and shut down a woman who dared suggest it.
Christie was midway through the latest installment of his “No Pain, No Gain” summer town hall series in Long Branch Tuesday when an audience member challenged his use of Springsteen’s music before events. Christie is a self-professed Springsteen mega-fan.
A visibly angry Christie said the woman was mistaken when she suggested Springsteen, who was born in Long Branch, had asked him not to play it.
Christie told the woman that he has spoken to “The Boss,” and she was wrong.
The governor’s staff eventually cut off the woman’s microphone as she tried to engage him on another issue.
She held up a sign that read “INDICT” through much of the event.
Last month, actor and former pro wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson objected to his image being used in an online Christie video. The governor’s team later removed Johnson from the fake movie trailer and reposted it. Johnson said afterward there were no hard feelings.
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