Christie would welcome Trump ‘with open arms’ at beach house

Gov. Chris Christie said today that he would welcome President Donald Trump “with open arms” to visit the gubernatorial beach house on Long Beach Island during his 17-day vacation in New Jersey.

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked if Trump would stop by the beach house, where those notorious photos were taken of Christie and his family lounging on a closed beach during the state shutdown several weeks ago.

The Republican governor laughed.

“The president is welcome at the gubernatorial beach house anytime he wants. We would welcome him with open arms for him to come and take some time at the Jersey Shore,” Christie said.

Trump is staying at his golf club in Bedminster, although he claimed Saturday that the trip is not a vacation.

The governor took to Twitter on Saturday to slam an article in The Boston Globe that criticized Trump’s choice of a vacation spot.

"Just another reason to ignore The Boston Globe!," the governor wrote.

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