Chris Christie to Reporter: ‘Are You Stupid?’

TRENTON, NJ - OCTOBER 04: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces his decision to forgo candidacy in the Republican primary race for president at a a news conference at the Statehouse October 4, 2011 in Trenton, New Jersey. Christie said that "now is not my time" and that he felt committed to his position in New Jersey and would not abandon it. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/2011 Getty Images

A disgruntled Chris Christie responded to a reporter's question with his own question at a press conference on Sunday— a rhetorical one. "Did I say on topic? Are you stupid?" According to NBC New York, the reporter asked the governor about the special joint session of the legislature Christie had called for on Monday, when the governor said he would only take questions about the water-main collapse in Monmouth County, the reason for the press conference. Christie at least had the common decency to remove all doubt later, saying of the reporter, "I’m sorry for the idiot over there.”

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