LISTEN: Christie Calls Sports Radio Caller a 'Communist' in Spat Over Beach Trip
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) July 10, 2017
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) got into it on the radio with a caller who did not take kindly to the viral picture of him on the beach during a government shutdown.
The governor was pictured last week at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County, a miles-long strip of state-owned coast, shortly after shutting down the state government.
Christie said at the time that Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus) refused to send him a "fiscally-responsible" budget.
"Governor, next time you want to sit on the beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put your fat a** in a car and go to one that's open to all your constituents," Mike in Montclair said.
"I love getting calls from Communists in Montclair," Christie said of the north Jersey suburb.
Christie admonished the man as a "bum" for "swearing on the air" and later dumped the call because he was "polluting the airwaves."
He dismissed "Mike" as a run-of-the-mill left-winger from one of two counties he lost in his first election bid in the blue Garden State.
Christie is reportedly undergoing a trial run on the radio network, in hopes that he scores the retiring Francesa's chair full-time.
Listen to the heated exchange above.