Ex-Trump aide admits making up Chris Christie-McDonald’s story to embarrass him

November 17, 2017 GMT

By Staff

As part of a long report in the New Yorker during the 2016 election, reporter and CNN contributor Ryan Lizza referred to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as “a sort of manservant” for then-candidate Donald Trump.

“One Republican told me that a friend of his on the Trump campaign used Snapchat to send him a video of Christie fetching Trump’s McDonald’s order,” Lizza reported at the time, a claim that instantly went viral.

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