Watch Christie’s New Jersey growth

Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, rejected speculation about his future on the TV show, Watch What Happens Live, hosted by Andy Cohen. The show, which airs after Sunday’s episode of Late Night…

Watch Christie's New Jersey growth

Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, rejected speculation about his future on the TV show, Watch What Happens Live, hosted by Andy Cohen.

The show, which airs after Sunday’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, asked the former Republican presidential nominee what he might do in a future role.

“I think the two words people want to talk about the most when they meet me are ‘New Jersey governor’ and ‘former presidential candidate’ and I think that’s a pretty natural nexus when they come to me,” Christie said, drawing laughs from the crowd.

“So I go out and I say what’s what, and you know my advice to people who ask me that question is, ‘Be really boring and don’t be smart.’ The idea of making predictions for 2024 is folly.”

When pressed further, the former governor explained he doesn’t like to predict his future because he doesn’t want to share his anxieties and instincts with others.

Christie then explained, “If I sit around and try to predict what I’m going to do in five years, every now and then I get nervous and I break down in front of people and that’s why I don’t do it.”

“I’m just not a very good predictor,” he continued. “I can’t predict what people are going to think. I can predict what I’m going to think. I’ve been very good at that.”

Instead, Christie prefers to “do for others what I wish I could have done for myself when I was younger, which is just be my true self. I never want to disappoint anyone who might care about me or who’s expressed a desire to have something from me. That’s just who I am.”

He added, “At this point I’m far too busy trying to make it in the world that I’m kind of spending a lot of time keeping these expectations down. I’ll tell you what I think I’m going to do in five years.”

“I’m going to be living in New York City, meeting some people, making some speeches, and cooking a lot of food for people,” he said.

As for whether he would join the political landscape again, Christie said, “I don’t want to do politics because it’s not a career choice.”

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