Christie disputes claims Bannon made about him in interview

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Gov. Chris Christie is disputing comments former White House adviser Steve Bannon made about him during an interview with CBS News.

Bannon claimed Christie was passed over for a cabinet position in the Trump administration because the governor was reluctant to publicly support then-presidential candidate Donald Trump after the release of video showing Trump making vulgar remarks about women.

Bannon said he told Christie, “The plane leaves at 11 o’clock in the morning. If you’re on the plane, you’re on the team. Didn’t make the plane.”

But the governor said Monday night that the conversations never happened. Christie says that he didn't need to speak with "staffers" because he was speaking directly with Trump.

Christie also said people won't care about anything else Bannon has to say because the former adviser was "fired."

The interview with Bannon aired Sunday on "60 Minutes."

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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